Issue details

Local Authority Housing Fund

A Memorandum of Understanding was returned to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) in March 2023 which registered the council’s interest in the scheme. In order to utilise the grant It was  necessary to match fund the acquisitions with £1.245m of borrowing within the HRA capital programme, this was approved at Cabinet on 15th June.  The properties have been identified and must be purchased by 30th November 2023.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or Making one-off Savings anticipated to be £250,000 or more*;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/06/2023

Decision due: 13 Jul 2023 by Council

Decision due: 27 Jul 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Helen Whitehead, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing

Lead director: Bob Porter

Contact: Bob Porter, Director of Place Email:

What the decision will mean: Approval to spend the £1.19m of Local Authority Housing Grant and the £1.99m match funding from the HRA to purchase 9 houses to accommodate households on the Ukraine and Afghan refugee scheme.


Agenda items


  • Council report  
  • Cabinet report