Liverpool housing strategy 2013-16

Liverpool's Housing Strategy sets out how the council will support and facilitate the development of a range of good quality homes to meet the needs of all current and future residents, while also supporting the economic growth of the City.

It has been developed in consultation with our partners and members of the community in Liverpool.

Key objectives

The council aims to:

  • Build on the progress made on the City’s £130m Housing Delivery Plan by delivering a better choice of good quality homes and more affordable properties in every part of the city.
  • Drive forward with the Empty Homes programme, to bring hundreds more properties back into use.
  • Ensure housing programmes stimulate economic growth and create local jobs and apprenticeships.
  • Manage the impact of welfare reform on residents, and provide more housing support for the city’s ageing population
  • Bring rough sleepers off the streets and prevent homelessness.

Strategic priorities

The strategy identifies ten strategic priorities for housing in Liverpool. These are:

  • Housing to support economic growth.
  • Improving housing choice.
  • Providing affordable homes.
  • Tackling empty homes.
  • Improving housing standards.
  • Making homes energy efficient and tackling fuel poverty.
  • Helping vulnerable households.
  • Improving access to housing.
  • Preventing homelessness.
  • Equalities in housing.

 How the strategy will be evaluated

The success of the housing strategy will be judged on what is provided in terms of new homes, houses brought back into use and the opportunities available for the city’s residents to meet their needs and aspirations.

A delivery plan has been developed to ensure the priorities are met and regular updates will be published here.