FOI Request - Council Housing

Request 101002181319 

1. How many people are on the council house waiting list in April 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015?

2. How many council houses are there in April 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015?

3. How many council houses will there be at the end of 2019?

4. Breakdown of towns and villages in Moray with how many people are on the waiting list in each place.

5. How many clients have used the downsizing incentive scheme since its introduction and breakdown of how many people used it each year?

Response 05-06-2019

1. At the end of the reporting year (31 March 2019) there were 3,147 applicants on our housing list which includes homeless, waiting and transfer applicants.

Previous years are publicly available from the Scottish Government and are therefore exempt under section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible. for ease of reference please find a link to the web page here.  

2. At the end of the reporting year (31 March 2019) we had 6,121 self-contained properties.

Previous years are publicly available from the Scottish Government and are therefore exempt under section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible. for ease of reference please find a link to the web page here

3. At the end of 2019, we expect that it will increase to 6,149 due to our new build programme.

4. We have a housing list which includes homeless, waiting and transfer applicants. Please find a report attached here showing 1st area preference by rehousing list as at 27 May 2019.

Please note that figures of 5 or less could lead to the identification of individuals and are therefore exempt under section  38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, personal information.

5. Those who have been rehoused through the scheme:

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
No. housed * 15 16 17 14 15 24 *

* Please note that figures of 5 or less could lead to the identification of individuals and are therefore exempt under section  38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, personal information.

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