People wanting to have their say about who should qualify for social rented housing in the Horsham District can find out more next week.
As part of Horsham District Council’s consultation asking residents who should be eligible for what used to be known as ‘council housing’, they are holding a series of presentations, including one in Horsham on Monday July 16.
Social rented housing (previously known as ‘council’ housing) is in short supply in Horsham district. There are currently 1,150 households waiting on the housing register, 541 of whom are in homeless or housing need. The remaining 600 households have only a desire to move or live outside of Horsham district and have a legal right to be on the Housing Register even though this is only a paper exercise as they are unlikely ever to be housed through the Council.
Housing needs manager Karen Spencer and housing strategy manager Andrew Smith are giving a short presentation on housing options at the following scheduled parish and neighbourhood council meetings:
● Forest Neighbourhood Council, Monday July 16 2012 at 7.30pm, Salvation Army Hall, Booth Way, Horsham
● Warnham Parish Council, Tuesday July 24 at 7.30pm, Parish Room, Warnham
● Pulborough Parish Council, Thursday August 2 at 7.30pm, Pulborough Sports Pavilion
● Billingshurst Parish Council, Wednesday September 5 at 7.30pm, Adversane Hall, Billingshurst
The consultation runs from June 14 to 14 September 14. For more infromation about HDC social housing and to respond to the consultation go to the Horsham District Council website