Housing strategies

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.

For further information on the housing strategy, please email our housing team or call 01543 308710 or 308706.

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.

A copy of the latest HSSA return is available on request from the Housing Team. Please email our housing team or call 01543 308706.

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.

Download a copy of our local investment plan.

Tenancy strategy

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.