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Strategic Housing Board

This is a formal advisory committee of the Council, and considers and make recommendations on a wide range of proposals relating to:

  • The tenant and wider community voice
  • Housing strategy
  • Residential and affordable housing development
  • Area-based and housing-led regeneration proposals and plans
  • Tackling homelessness, rough sleeping and specialist housing provision
  • Independent living
  • Ensuring regulatory and statutory compliance for the Council's homes
  • The management and maintenance of the Council's homes
  • Private sector housing
  • Locality planning, sustainability and management
  • Waste, environmental and community safety management
  • Social inclusion and community development
  • Housing related planning policies and guidance
  • Partnership working with key stakeholders
  • Bids, relevant funding and investment plans
  • Housing's contribution to the delivery of the Health and Wellbeing strategy and Thrive ambition

​​Membership of the Strategic Housing Board

The SHB consists of 21 members as follows:

  • Fifteen councillors (including the Chair)
  • Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Chair of the Community Safety Partnership
  • Three tenant/leaseholder representatives
  • Three partner representatives

The tenant representatives have been initially appointed on a 12-month rolling basis.

The SHB normally meets every month, but this may change if the SHB thinks it is necessary.

Each member of the SHB, including tenant representatives, is entitled to vote at meetings.

If you would like more information, please email involve@gateshead.gov.uk

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