Freedom of information response

Council Houses & Rehousing

Publication date: 
Tuesday 21 May 2019
Request: 

1) How many two / three bedroom houses were empty/available in the borough.

2) How many people/families from ‘outer’ borough were being rehoused in these houses.

3 What council (Labour or Conservative) brought in the BID scheme.

Response: 

Please see the below table:

Number of bedrooms

Council owned houses which were empty on 1 January 2019 or became empty between 1 January 2019 to 16 April 2019

Of which were let between 1 January 2019 and 16 April 2019

Of which were let to an applicant with a non-Thurrock application address

2

9

3

0

3

37

25

0

Total

46

28

0

Please note it is not possible for us to use the Electoral Register in order to identify whether an applicant lives within the borough, nor do we necessarily have records of place of birth for all of our applicants, we have instead used the best and most appropriate information available which is the applicant’s address listed on their application.

The Choice Based Lettings model for new lettings, if this is what was meant by ‘Bid scheme’, was approved at Cabinet on 14 November 2012. At this time the Council was under the control of Labour.

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Request reference:
FOI 8884