Housing Services are responsible for delivering the council's statutory frontline homelessness and housing advice services, in line with the Housing Act 1996 (Parts VI and VII) and Homeless Reduction Act 2017, providing the service to all residents of the district.
The council no longer owns and manages its own housing stock - this was transferred to South Staffordshire Housing Association on March 10th, 1997.
Households whom we owe a duty under homelessness legislation, will be nominated for one property with one of the housing associations that operates within the area.
The team has a strategic role as it has responsibility for development of the council's Homelessness Strategy, and implementation of its action plan.
The work of the Housing Services team is mainly statutory in its nature and is governed by the following legislation:
- Housing Act 1996 (Parts VI and VII)
- Homeless Reduction Act 2017
- Protection from Eviction Act 1977