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Housing Assistance Policy 2021 - 2026


The purpose of the Housing Assistance Policy is to set out the assistance we will be providing to residents, along with the eligibility criteria and any associated conditions.

Currently the only mandatory grant we must provide is the Disabled Facilities Grant and this assists disabled people make essential adaptions to their home.

We are proposing for 2021-2026 undertaking a wider range of discretionary assistance targeted at providing:

  • discretionary disabled facilities assistance
  • improving energy efficiency and reducing ill health associated with a cold home
  • reducing delayed hospital discharge and the prospects of readmission
  • reducing the number of empty homes

Comments are invited on this draft policy by Friday 27 November.

To comment to make a comment or suggestion on this policy email us at: privatesectorhousing@tunbridgewells.gov.uk

James Cox 
Private Sector Housing Manager