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We've issued an updated statement following the incident in Birstall on Monday. If anyone has any housing issues following the incident, please contact Housing Needs on 01509 634567.

Bedroom Data

Requested on
Mon 18th November, 2013
Reference
FOI 3604
Resolution
Information provided

Question

1. During the most recent complete year for which you have available data for your area, (please specify the year), how many families living in (a) local authority and (b) housing association households live in a property that is below the Government’s ‘bedroom standard’ i.e. the number of homes where an extra bedroom is needed. Please provide the most up to date figures.

2. Thinking about your response to question 1 - what proportion does this make up as a percentage? (i.e. 70% of council / housing associations live in a property below the Government's 'bedroom standard')

3. If you are unable to provide council/ housing association property that fits within the Government's 'bedroom standard' will you try to place families within another local authority / with another council? Yes / No / Sometimes

4. Does your council have any official policy or programme to identify and/or assist families living in overcrowded private-sector rental properties?

Answer

 1. During the most recent complete year for which you have available data for your area, (please specify the year), how many families living in (a) local authority and (b) housing association households live in a property that is below the Government’s ‘bedroom standard’ i.e. the number of homes where an extra bedroom is needed. Please provide the most up to date figures.
We do not hold this information - The only point at which we systematically collect household data is during the allocations process to ensure the property meets household needs. There is no requirement for tenants to inform us when people leave or join their household.
We do not hold data relating to Housing Associations
2. Thinking about your response to question 1 - what proportion does this make up as a percentage? (i.e. 70% of council / housing associations live in a property below the Government's 'bedroom standard')  Please see response to Q1 above
3. If you are unable to provide council/ housing association property that fits within the Government's 'bedroom standard' will you try to place families within another local authority / with another council?  Yes / No / Sometimes
4. Does your council have any official policy or programme to identify and/or assist families living in overcrowded private-sector rental properties? No

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