FOI Request - Bedroom Standard

Request 101000198932

1. During the most recent complete year for which you have available data for your area, (please specify the year), how many families living in (a) local authority and (b) housing association households live in a property that is below the Government’s ‘bedroom standard’ i.e. the number of homes where an extra bedroom is needed. Please provide the most up to date figures

2. Thinking about your response to question 1 - what proportion does this make up as a percentage? (i.e. 70% of council / housing associations live in a property below the Government's 'bedroom standard')

3. If you are unable to provide council/ housing association property that fits within the Government's 'bedroom standard' will you try to place families within another local authority / with another council?  Yes / No / Sometimes

4. Does your council have any official policy or programme to identify and/or assist families living in overcrowded private-sector rental properties?

Response 10-12-2013

1. It is only possible to provide this information as at a given date.  On 28 November 2013, there were 162 Moray Council tenants who had made a Transfer Application, and had been given Overcrowding Points under the current Allocations Policy.  In addition, on 28 November 2013 there were 83 Housing Association tenants who had made a Housing List application, and had been given Overcrowding Points under the current Allocations Policy.

2. 

Re-housing List as at 28 November 2013

Overcrowding

 Points

Under Occupancy

Points

Other Housing

Needs Factors

 e.g. Medical Points

Total

Current Council tenants

(transfer list applicants)

 

162 34.2% 115 24.3% 196 41.4% 473 100%

Current Housing Association tenants

(Housing List applicants)

 

83 22.7% 82 22.4% 201 54.9% 366 100%

Non social housing tenants

(Housing List applicants)

 

754 25.4% 896 30.2% 1321 44.5% 2971 100%
Total 999 26.2% 1093 28.7% 1718 45.1% 3810 100%

3. The Council does not place families in this situation with another local authority.

4. The Council does not have a policy or programme to identify and/or assist families living in overcrowded private-rented sector properties.  It does however award families in these circumstances points within its allocation policy to reflect both overcrowding and under-occupation.

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