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Homelessness strategy

Details of the local craven homeless strategy and our sub regional strategy.

Craven District Council tackles homelessness as part of a wider sub-regional housing strategy and at a local level we have worked with our partners to develop a Homelessness Strategy which addresses Craven issues  

Craven Homeless Strategy

Our current homeless strategy runs from 2015-2020, however there have been significant changes in housing and homeless at a local and national level since 2015:

  • Introduction of the Homeless Reduction Act in 2018
  • National Rough Sleeping Strategy published in August 2018
  • Government commitment to end homelessness by 2027
  • Ongoing reductions to Supporting People services 


As a result we intend to carry out a full review over the next 12 months and have a new strategy in place by Autumn 2019 which responds to the new agenda. 

To view our current Strategy and Appendices please click on the following links: Craven Homelessness Review & Strategy 2015/20 [1Mb]


Craven Housing and Homelessness Integrated Action Plan 2018/19

The Craven Housing & Homelessness Integrated Action Plan 2018/19 [370kb] contains local actions relating to both housing and homelessness to deliver the sub-regional housing strategy and our Craven Homelessness Strategy. Although only a one-year action plan - it does contain "ongoing" actions for the lifetime of the strategies and will be updated each year following subsequent reviews to include additional actions.



York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Housing Strategy 2015 / 2021

The vision for the sub-regional Strategy is: "To enable more new homes and for all housing to be of a quality, type and size which meets the needs of our urban, rural and coastal communities and supports economic growth."

Priority 7 of the strategy is to reduce homelessness, and has specific actions contained within the action plan.

York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Housing Strategy 2015-21 [1Mb] 

York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Homeless Action Plan 2017-18  

Our strategies and supporting information are available to view on line or to download.  If you require this information in another format such as a hard copy or large print please contact