Decision details

Decision details

Acceptance of Capital Grant from Rough Sleeping Accommodation Programme

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Cabinet, at its meeting on 11 November, delegated authority to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Cabinet Members for Finance and Asset Management, and Affordable Housing, to approve any agreements over £500,000 for affordable housing, within the project approval given at the meeting and budget envelope.

Decision:

To accept a capital grant of £850,000 from the Department of Levelling Up Housing and Communities’ (DLUHC) Rough Sleeping Accommodation Programme.

Reasons for the decision:

The grant will support the purchase of 10 properties to be used to accommodate rough sleepers in the Council’s Housing First programme. Details of the programme can be found in the Housing First Programme report to Cabinet dated 16 June 2021.

Alternative options considered:

To not accept the grant – this option was rejected as it would not support the delivery of the Council’s Housing First Programme.

Signed off by senior officers:

Decision taken by Caroline Green, Chief Executive.

 

Decision taken in consultation with Councillor Diko Walcott, Cabinet Member for Affordable Housing, Housing Security and Housing the Homeless and Councillor Ed Turner, Cabinet Member for Finance & Asset Management.

Publication date: 12/01/2022

Date of decision: 07/01/2022

Effective from: 15/01/2022

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