Strategies and policies
The council reviewed its housing strategies and policies in 2013 to take account of changing local circumstances and the increasing demand for affordable housing in Harrow. The new strategies and policies set out our approach to housing and how we plan to take advantage of the freedoms and flexibilities given to local housing authorities under the Localism Act 2011.
Developing these strategies and plans involved extensive consultation with Harrow's residents, tenants, leaseholders, and community groups during 2012 and 2013. We also worked with many partner organisations to make sure that our future plans are the right ones for Harrow.
Equalities impact assessments are documents created to ensure that decisions lead to equal opportunities for all residents. Please find below downloads of these documents:
The housing strategy sets the overarching vision and objectives for housing in Harrow. To find out more, download and read the:
The homeless strategy describes how we will help homeless households, including those who will not be able to afford to live in Harrow. To find out more, download and read the:
Housing allocation scheme
The housing allocation scheme outlines who will get social housing in Harrow. To find out more, download and read the:
- Housing allocations full scheme
- Housing allocations scheme summary
- Housing allocations equalities impact assessment
Private sector housing strategy
The private sector housing strategy explains how we will support and make the most of the private rented sector in Harrow. To find out more, download and read the:
Tenancy strategy and tenancy policy
These set out how the council will introduce flexible fixed term tenancies and Affordable Rents. To find out more, download and read the:
Domestic Abuse policy and procedures
This policy outlines the service that Harrow’s Housing department can offer to domestic abuse survivors. Harrow’s Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy group is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Council in relation to domestic abuse, and the actions that relate to this. This policy is written to complement the VAWG’s strategic approach and will be specific to the Housing Service.