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Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2017

Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2017
20 Jan 2018

The purpose of the Assessment is to count the total number of households qualified for social housing support to inform policy and plan for the right types of housing support.  It brings together information provided by local authorities about the numbers of households assessed as qualified for housing support on a prescribed date – 28th June 2017. 

The headline figure from the Assessment is ‘net need’ – that is the number of households qualifying for social housing support whose social housing need is not being met.  The net need figure from this Assessment is 85,799 households – this is a 6.3% decrease on the last count, undertaken in September 2016.

The report provides a breakdown of the data by set criteria – local authority, age, household composition, current tenure, basis of need, accommodation requirements, source of income, length of time on the list, etc.

Report on the Summary of Social Housing Assessments 2017 HERE

Click HERE to see the the headline figures for SSHA 2013, 2016 and 2017.