Dear <<First Name>> <<Last Name>>
On the 26th September the Residents Charter will be presented to the Tower Hamlets Housing Forum
So what is this "Forum"? What does it do?
According to the Council Website.....
Tower Hamlets Housing Forum (THHF) is a partnership between
housing associations (registered providers) and the council. The
housing associations work with the council to help deliver the housing
vision set out in the housing strategy. They do this through a number
of sub-groups and feed into Local Area Partnerships through community
plan development groups.
Our Charter has now been presented to the Registered Providers which
are members of Tower Hamlets Housing Forum, and are due to discuss
whether they will adopt the Charter at their meeting on 26th September.
The Federation has been invited to send representatives to the meeting
and we await the outcome!
Well the revamped Housing Strategy (seems to be important according to
the LBTH infographic above) and is being consulted on at the moment.
You can have a say here on a short on-line form. Read the old one here.
Handy hint....some of the questions have an "other" option if the
choices given do not apply to you so tick "other" and a litle box will
apear allow you to give your answer.
LBTH is also required to produce a tenancy strategy as set out in the Localism Act
which gained Royal Assent in November 2011. The tenancy strategy has to
be published by January 2013.If the Council does not agree its tenancy
strategy by this date, it will be in breach of the legislation.
When preparing this tenancy strategy LBTH must have regard to the London Housing Strategy .
Registered Providers in the Borough are expected to have ‘due regard‘
to the tenancy strategy though bizarrely the Council has no specific
powers and limited options if it decided to actively enforce its
tenancy strategy upon any of its more wayward housing partners.
Download and read the Draft Strategy here and the Issues and Options Paper here.