An ambitious plan aimed at ending rough sleeping across Basingstoke in just four years time has been unanimously backed at a council cabinet meeting and will now go be recommended for approval next week.
The proposals focus on five priorities:
- Preventing homelessness
- Eradicating rough sleeping by 2024
- Delivering housing choice and quality
- Tackling climate change
- Place shaping
It builds on the previous housing and homelessness strategy, which aims to deliver the likes of more affordable housing and reducing the number of people sleeping on the streets on a year-to-year basis.
Cabinet Member for Homes and Families Cllr Tristan Robinson said:
“This new Housing and Homelessness Strategy paves the way to enabling residents to access the homes they need.
“From families looking to access a home from the housing register, to rough sleepers in need of support to first-time buyers looking to step onto the property ladder, this new strategy has opportunity at its heart.
"It reflects what our residents have told us they want to see and will be an important part in ensuring those affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can access the support they need.”
it was backed at Basingstoke and Deane Borough's Cabinet on Tuesday 7 July and will be forwarded for approval on Thursday 16 July.
Anyone interested in viewing the proposals can do so by clicking here.