Our vision

Our vision for Dacorum is to provide good quality, affordable homes, particularly for those most in need. This is in line with the Corporate Plan 2015-2020 and is reflected in all of our strategies and policies, details of which can be found on this page.

The Housing Revenue Account Business Plan 2016-2020

The Housing Revenue Account Business Plan 2016-2020 sets out the vision, priorities and financial position of the Housing Service.

 HRA Business Plan 2016-2020 (PDF 943KB)

The Housing Strategy 2013-2018

Our Housing Strategy provides a clear vision for housing in Dacorum, setting out long-term objectives, targets and policies. For full details, please view the following document:

 Housing Strategy 2013-2018 (PDF 719KB)
 Decant Policy 2018-2019 (PDF 587KB)

The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2016-2020

The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy outlines how we are working with our partners to achieve part of the overall shared vision for the Housing Service. This strategy is reviewed annually. In 2016 there was a consultation process with key strategic partners as part of this review. For more information, please view the following documents:

 Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2016-2020 (PDF 4MB)
 Homelessness Strategy Review report (PDF 120KB)

The Older Persons' Housing Strategy 2018-2022

The Older Persons' Housing Strategy sets out our long-term plan to ensure future provision of suitable, high-quality housing options for older residents in the borough. For full details, please view the following document:

 Older Persons' Housing Strategy 2018-2022 (PDF 3MB)

The Get Involved Strategy 2016-2020

The Get Involved Strategy sets out our commitment to listening to our tenants and leaseholders and using their feedback to improve our services.

 Get Involved Strategy 2016-2020 (PDF 1MB)

The Asset Management Strategy 2016-2020

Homes for the Future sets out our commitment to both maintaining and improving our housing stock while continuing to provide value for money for our tenants.

 Asset Management Strategy 2016 - 2020 (PDF 1MB)

The Housing Allocations Policy

The Housing Allocations Policy sets out how we prioritise applications for council and housing association homes based on your circumstances and level of housing need.

We reviewed the Housing Allocations Policy in 2017 and made some changes to the way we allocate council housing. The new policy was adopted and implemented in April 2018. We contacted all of our customers via social media, the Moving with Dacorum system and by letter advising them that their application would now be considered in line with this new policy.

The policy helps us make sure that council homes go to people in greatest housing need. We do not discriminate and we make the best use of our resources.

For more information, please read our  Housing Allocations Policy 2019 (PDF 1MB).

The No Second Night Out Policy

The No Second Night Out Policy sets out how we will work to prevent and tackle rough sleeping in Dacorum. For more information, please see the following document:

 No Second Night Out Policy (PDF 540KB)

Temporary Accommodation Policy

The Temporary Accommodation Policy sets out how we work to provide and maintain suitable temporary accommodation and how we support people who have become homeless.

 Temporary Accommodation Policy (PDF 534KB)

Fire Safety Policy

The Fire Safety Policy sets out our approach to managing fire safety in properties we own and manage. We want to ensure the safety of all people living, working or visiting our properties.

 Fire Safety Policy (PDF 557KB)

Safety in Communal Areas Policy

The Safety in Communal Areas policy sets out how we are committed to ensure that all communal areas in our blocks are well kept, meet all regulatory requirements and are a safe and enjoyable place for residents and staff.

 Safety in Communal Areas Policy (PDF 526KB)

Private Rented Sector (PRS) Enforcement Policy

The Private Rented Sector (PRS) Enforcement Policy sets out how we will take appropriate action using powers outlined in relevant legislation (for example - the Housing Act 2004 and the Health and Safety Rating System) to tackle ‘rogue landlords’.

 Private Rented Sector (PRS) Enforcement Policy (PDF 669KB)

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Policy

The Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Policy sets out our commitment to working with landlords and private tenants to ensure Houses in Multiple Occupation are safe places to live.

 Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Policy (PDF 722KB)

Pet Policy

The Pet Policy sets out our approach to ensure all pet owners living in our properties are responsible for their animals, maintain their welfare and properties.

 Pet Policy (PDF 684KB)

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Policy

The Anti-Social Behaviour Policy sets out our commitment to responding efficiently and effectively to tackle incidents of ASB.

 Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Policy (PDF 870KB)

Contact us

All of these documents are available in alternative formats. If you would like to request one in another format, such as audio, large print, braille or in another language, please contact us using the details below.

For further information on these strategies and policies, please email housing.engagement@dacorum.gov.uk or call 01442 228000 and ask for 'Housing Engagement'.