We have developed a range of strategies to respond to the housing needs of our district.
Our housing strategy
We publish a housing strategy every few years which identifies the housing needs of Lichfield District and sets housing investment priorities.
- Download our latest housing strategy, which was approved by full council in April 2013. We are currently working on a revised strategy that will replace this version in the coming months.
- Download the appendices for the housing strategy which contain all the detailed evidence.
Our housing strategy statistical appendix
Our housing strategy statistical appendix (formerly known as housing investment programme or HIP) accompanies our housing strategy and is published to advise the government of current and future housing service performance and financial expenditure.
Southern Staffordshire local investment plan
In 2011 we worked in partnership with Cannock Chase District Council, South Staffs District Council, Tamworth Borough Council and the Homes and Communities Agency to create the Southern Staffordshire local investment plan (LIP).
The LIP identifies the vision and wider strategic context for investment decisions on affordable housing across the four local authority areas.
Under the Localism Act 2011 we have a duty to produce a tenancy strategy which sets out our response to the changes to affordable housing tenures introduced through the act.
Our tenancy strategy was approved in May 2012. It sets out how we would like housing associations in our district to respond to the changes made by the Localism Act including:
- the new affordable rent product
- the use of flexible/fixed term tenancies
- the housing register and the potential to make changes to the allocations criteria
Download a copy of our tenancy strategy.
Housing assistance policy
Many residents have the resources to maintain and repair their own homes. However, some need some help, especially residents who are elderly, on a low income or have disabilities.
Our updated housing assistance policy sets out how we will provide housing assistance and implement a range of schemes to improve the quality of housing in the district, help people to live at home more safely, independently and for longer, and assist the poorest households with essential repairs.
Download our housing assistance policy 2019.