We have a range of strategies that are designed to help us meet the housing need of the people of Dudley. These strategies are listed below along with a brief summary.
The borough’s Housing Strategy sets out our strategic aims and the key housing challenges for the future.
The Homelessness Act 2002 imposes a duty on local housing authorities to formulate and publish a homelessness strategy based on the results of its homelessness review. The strategy contains information on local levels of homelessness and rough sleeping and how we work with a range of households, partner agencies and voluntary sector organisations to help prevent homelessness from occurring.
Our key objectives for 2019 – 2021 are:
This Housing Renewal Policy has been adopted by the council to implement the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Housing Assistance) (England and Wales) Order 2002. This gives councils wider powers to offer assistance. Enquiries about this policy should be addressed to: Housing Services, Dudley MBC, Harbour Buildings, Waterfront West, Brierley Hill, West Midlands DY5 1LN
The Black Country Tenancy Strategy has been produced in partnership with Sandwell MBC, Wolverhampton CC and Walsall MBC. It seeks to encourage and maintain thriving sustainable communities, and protect the vulnerable, whilst making best use of the social housing stock.
The strategy also provides guidance on the use of Affordable Rents.