The council's housing team delivers affordable housing, helps prevent homelessness, and makes sure homes are safe to live in. They would like to hear residents' views on the current priorities, and what should be included in the new strategy in order to shape their work for the future.

The short survey covers key areas including:

  • affordability
  • the council's housing register
  • homelessness
  • the private sector, and
  • community led housing.

Questions include how people should be prioritised for the housing register, how many affordable homes we should be providing, and what would have the biggest impact on reducing homelessness in the district.

People can give their views online in our Let's Talk section

There is also a list of frequently ask questions to help put the survey into context and explain some of the terms used.

The deadline for responding is midnight on Friday 15 March 2019.

Residents who need a paper copy of the questionnaire should email letstalk@chichester.gov.uk

"Providing enough housing for local people is one of the council's key priorities," explains Councillor Jane Kilby, Cabinet Member for Housing at Chichester District Council. "We really want to hear from residents about what they think we should be focussing on for the future, so that we can ensure we are meeting people's needs."

People who would like to get involved with more consultations and surveys in the future can also join Chichester District Council's new Let's Talk Panel

By signing up, they will be automatically notified of any consultations by email, and can decide whether or not they want to take part.

Date of Release: 14 February 2019                   

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