Building more council housing and supporting private renters is a top priority for the Council in order to make Islington a fairer place to live and work. Housing can play a major role in reducing poverty and increasing prosperity, widening people's horizons to ultimately improve their lives and opportunities.
The housing department in Islington Council covers a wide range of services and areas of strategic responsibility. These include:
- Direct management of council homes
- Housing advice services to prevent homelessness as well as assisting people who have lost their homes
- Advice for tenants living in the private rented sector
- Working with registered providers (housing associations) to enable the building of new affordable housing and good housing managementEncouraging greater resident participation in housing services
- Alongside the housing department, a number of other services in Islington deliver interventions to improve housing conditions including SHINE and Residential Environmental Health.
Statistics about homelessness in the borough
Table 784 has a summary of statistics by borough on an annual basis, from 2014/15 to the most recent year. There is also more detailed information about homelessness, for example preventions and acceptances, and also about rough sleeping
Statistics at Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Governmen (MHCLG)
MHCLG publishes statistics relating to deprivation, housing and homelessness, local government finance, planning performance and land use.
Rough sleeping in London (CHAIN reports)
These reports present information about people seen rough sleeping by outreach teams in London.