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Acceleration of City Housing transformation to enable reduction in Temporary Accommodation
Urgent Decision - Not in Forward Plan
Details for Agenda Sheet
Report of the Managing Director City Housing
Implementation Date (not before meeting on)
Tue 27 Jul 2021

To release funding from reserves for the transformation activities.

  • For capital investment to enhance the supply of homes as alternative to existing TA, reduce demand for expensive and unsuitable B&B

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    Homes and Neighbourhoods
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    City Housing
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    On 27 July 2021, Cabinet:-

    1. Approved the Strategic Outline Business Case at Appendix 1 to the report, concerning the proposal “to accelerate interventions to reduce the use of B&B accommodation”;

    2. Approved the provision of £2m capital funding from general fund for a TA property project;

    3. Delegated authority to approve a Property Acquisition Programme Business Case to procure up to 230 properties for TA and Social Housing use to the Leader, Cabinet Member Finance and Resources and Cabinet Member for Housing, in conjunction with the Acting Director Inclusive Growth, the Chief Finance Officer (or their delegate) and the City Solicitor (or their delegate) and the Managing Director City Housing;

    4. Delegated authority to the Managing Director of City Housing, in conjunction with the Leader, the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources and the Acting Director Inclusive Growth and the City Solicitor (or their delegate) to acquire shares in, and approve loans to InReach, the Council’s wholly owned company, up to an aggregate limit of £60m, on commercial terms and in compliance with HMRC rules on ‘thin capitalisation’ over 35 years in connection with the property acquisition programme;

    5. Authorised the Assistant Director Property in conjunction with the Managing Director City Housing to negotiate and enter into property leasing arrangements for the use of the 230 properties for TA and Social Housing use;

    6. Authorised the City Solicitor to negotiate, execute and complete all necessary documentation to give effect to the above decisions.





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    Acocks Green; Allens Cross; Alum Rock; Aston; Balsall Heath West; Bartley Green; Billesley; Birchfield; Bordesely & Highgate; Bordesely Green; Bournbrook & Selly Park; Bournville & Cotteridge; Brandwood & Kings Heath; Bromford & Hodge Hill; Castle Vale; Druids Heath & Monyhull; Edgbaston; Erdington; Frankley Great Park; Garretts Green; Glebe Farm & Tile Cross; Gravelly Hill; Hall Green North; Hall Green South; Handsworth; Handsworth Wood; Harborne; Heartlands; Highter's Heath; Holyhead; Kings Norton North; Kings Norton South; Kingstanding; Ladywood; Longbridge & West Heath; Lozells; Moseley; Nechells; Newtown; North Edgbaston; Northfield; Oscott; Perry Barr; Perry Common; Pype Hayes; Quinton; Rubery & Rednall; Shard End; Sheldon; Small Heath; Soho & Jewellery Quarter; South Yardley; Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East; Sparkhill; Stirchley; Stockland Green; Sutton Four Oaks; Sutton Mere Green; Sutton Reddicap; Sutton Roughley; Sutton Trinity; Sutton Vesey; Sutton Walmley & Minworth; Sutton Wylde Green; Tyseley & Hay Mills; Ward End; Weoley & Selly Oak; Yardley East; Yardley West & Stechford


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    Overview and Scrutiny

    Housing and Neighbourhoods Overview and Scrutiny Committee
    Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee

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    Decision History

    Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
     Page 1 of 9, items 1 to 10 of 83.
    28/06/2021 18:03:33Emma Williamson Business Item Created 
    28/06/2021 18:03:33Emma Williamson Committee AddedCabinet
    28/06/2021 18:03:57Emma Williamson Status ChangedDecision Proposed [2]
    28/06/2021 18:05:34Emma Williamson General Details Edited 
    16/07/2021 11:17:05Errol WilsonMeeting Added27/07/2021 10:00AM
    16/07/2021 12:18:24Lynda Parchment General Details Edited 
    16/07/2021 12:22:01Lynda Parchment OS Committee AddedHousing and Neighbourhoods Overview and Scrutiny Committee
    16/07/2021 12:22:01Lynda Parchment OS Committee AddedResources Overview and Scrutiny Committee
    16/07/2021 12:26:15Lynda Parchment Contacts Edited 
    16/07/2021 12:26:42Lynda Parchment Status ChangedDecision Scheduled [1]


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