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Housing assistance policy - private sector homes
In 2002, the government introduced new rules that allowed councils to offer a range of financial assistance that would best support local, private sector housing conditions. The products are designed to help homeowners and private tenants to maintain and improve their homes or provide additional assistance to owner-occupiers affected by clearance.
Assistance is aimed at the vulnerable, elderly and financially disadvantaged groups whose health and safety may be at risk. Relocation assistance is aimed at owner-occupiers living in communities affected by proposals for clearance, who may require additional help in bridging the gap between the value of their current home and their new home.
The Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy outlines the levels of assistance available and the criteria for qualifying. This policy came into force on 1 April 2006. This policy was amended in 2011.
Home improvement assistance information is available from the Salford Home Improvement Agency.
Changes to the Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy
The council is proposing to make some changes to the Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy. This is to reflect changes in housing market conditions and to update the financial products to support private home owners. It also reflects changes in the way individual services deliver the different types of assistance.
The consultation document sets out the various changes that are being made to the policy and demonstrates the consideration that the council has given to the impact that these changes might have on certain groups of people. If you would like to comment on these changes, suggest ways in which the policy changes may impact you, or make any other suggestions then please download and complete the comments form, available to download below.
The policy consultation runs from 1 March 2014 to 31 May 2014.
Comments may be submitted by post or email to the addresses below.
To find out more about how the council manages consultation feedback and to see other consultations, please visit our consultations page.
- Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy July 2011 (Microsoft Word format, 661kb)
- Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy comment form (Microsoft Word format, 58kb)
- Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy consultation version 1.1 (Microsoft Word format, 297kb)
- Consultation document and community impact assessment - Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy version 1.1 (Microsoft Word format, 1mb)
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
Who to contact
- Salford Home Improvement Agency
- Salford City Council
Eccles New Road
Map to this location
- 0161 793 2896
This page was last updated on 22 April 2014