Housing, homelessness and rough sleeping strategy

We are in the process of updating our Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy. The current version expires in 2020 and much has changed in the past five years. We want to create successful and thriving communities with housing that works for everyone. We think that focusing on these priorities is the best way to achieve this:

Increasing supply 

 We want to increase the number of new houses, ensure they are built to a high standard and meet the needs of the local community.


  Making the best use of existing stock 

 We want to create more homes through regeneration and conversion of existing buildings as well as improving the standard of existing homes to support the health and wellbeing of residents.


 Reducing homelessness and rough sleeping

 We want to work proactively to prevent homelessness and work with our partners to help people find suitable housing.



Thank you to everyone who took part in the recent public consultation on the draft strategy. This closed on Friday 10 January. We read through all of the feedback and made some changes to the strategy. The survey responses and updated version of the strategy went to Overview and Scrutiny on Monday 3 February and will be going to Cabinet on Wednesday 12 February.

For more information please contact housing.strategy@gloucester.gov.uk

Former strategies​

The city council's current approach to housing and homelessness may be found in the Homelessness Strategy 2020-2025

Housing Strategy 2005-2010
Housing Strategy 2005-2010 Appendices
Homelessness Strategy 2008-2011
Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2015-20​.