Find out about our 2011-2013 Private Housing Renewal Policy and programme of assistance for private homeowners in Eastbourne.
Our Key Aims for Private Housing
- Target resources where they are most needed
- Increase the proportion of vulnerable people living in warm, secure, healthy and safe homes in the town
- Help bring long term empty properties back into use
- Give options to help older and disabled people to continue living safely and independently
- Improve the energy efficiency of private housing and help reduce Eastbourne’s CO2 emissions through the uptake of insulation measures and the development and implementation of renewable technologies, in particular solar PV
- To provide better quality provision in private rented housing, to help support landlords and take appropriate enforcement action against poor performing landlords
- To help actively target and tackle homelessness and increase the availability of accommodation to meet the needs of homeless households
What Will Our Policy Achieve?
The policy sets out how the council will achieve its key aims for private housing for the two financial years 2011 to 2013.
The policy will provide a framework of support and advice for vulnerable householders whose homes are in disrepair or are inadequate for their needs:
It will continue to prioritise improvement of the energy efficiency of properties within the town and to make affordable warmth available to certain older people who are at the greatest risk:
The council will continue to provide ‘front end’ advice, support and signposting to enable full consideration of the various housing options. These will range from Disabled Facilities Grants, recyclable loan products, private and social housing vacancies, retirement housing to buy or rent, floating support and accommodation based support options.