Local Authority Private Sector Housing Services

Published: January 2011


Topic(s): Housing

Type(s): Information Brochure,


The aim of this information brochure is to highlight the value of private sector housing services to decision makers in local government. Whether these services currently sit together in one section or department or are organised in separate units, they can make an important contribution across a broad range of policy areas, delivering real benefits for vulnerable people and local communities.

Private sector housing services can make an important contribution to:


  • Preventing Homelessness
  • Tackling Fuel Poverty
  • Older People’s Social Care
  • Health Protection and Improvement
  • Carbon Reduction
  • Sustainable Neighbourhoods
  • Increasing Housing Supply and Widening Choice

The document examines each of the main benefits in turn and provides a number of examples of good practice.

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