Housing policies and strategies

Housing Strategy 2018-2023

Our Housing Strategy has been developed to identify the key housing priorities for the borough, and the measures required to deliver them by us and other public and private stakeholders.

A review of the Housing Strategy is completed annually to determine what we have achieved, what is underway, and what we still have left to do.

The annual statement also includes updates on national and sub-regional housing policy and strategy, along with analysis of the housing market in Trafford.

Housing Strategy 2018-2023 Annual Statement (2019)

Homelessness Strategy 2019-2024

Our Homelessness Strategy has been produced to identify the key priorities, and the actions required to deliver them by us and other key stakeholders over the next five years in an effort to end homelessness in the borough.

A review of the Homelessness Strategy is completed annually to determine what we have achieved, what is underway, and what we still have left to do to achieve the objectives outline within the strategy.

The annual statement also includes updates on national and sub-regional housing policy and strategy, and an analysis of homelessness in the borough.

Older People’s Housing Strategy 2020-2025

Our Older People’s Housing Strategy aims to deliver an integrated approach to the housing needs of older people within the borough. The strategy has been produced to identify key priorities and actions to be delivered by the Council and other stakeholders over the next five years to achieve this.

A review of the strategy is completed annually to determine what we have achieved, what is underway, and what we still have left to do to achieve the objectives outlined within the strategy.

The annual statement also includes updates on national and sub-regional housing policy and strategy, and a statistical update on the boroughs demographics and housing market.

  • Older People’s Housing Strategy 2020-2025 Annual Statement (2021)

Empty Homes Strategy 2019-2024

Our Empty Homes Strategy identifies the key priorities, and actions to be delivered by us and other stakeholders over a 5-year period to bring empty homes back into use across the borough to increase the supply of quality, affordable, homes for our residents.

A review of the strategy is completed annually to determine what we have achieved, what is underway, and what we still have left to do to achieve the objectives outlined within the strategy.

The annual statement also includes a review of the strategic context of the strategy, an update on the number of empty homes in the borough, and an updated version of the Empty Homes Strategy Action Plan.

Housing Allocations Policy

The Housing Allocation Policy explains the rules, criteria, and procedures that determine how we will nominate households to social and affordable rented Registered Provider properties in the borough.

Housing Options Service Trafford (HOST), who provide the Council’s homelessness and housing advice service, administer this policy and ensure its implementation.

For more information, please read our Housing Allocations Scheme and Apply for Social Housing pages.