Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009

Chapter 2

Housing Services Plan

Obligation to make housing services plan.

14.— (1) Each housing authority shall make a plan (in this Act referred to as a “housing services plan”) setting out the objectives which the housing authority considers to be reasonable and necessary for the provision of housing services having regard to the requirements of the housing strategy or strategies relating to housing supports for its administrative area.

(2) A housing services plan shall be in writing and shall specify how the housing authority proposes to provide housing services.

(3) Subject to subsection (5), a housing authority shall adopt a housing services plan not later than 6 months after the date on which the current development plan is made.

(4) A housing services plan shall relate to the remaining period of the housing authority’s current development plan.

(5) (a) The Minister may direct a housing authority or housing authorities to make a housing services plan relating to the remaining period of the development plan in operation, on the coming into operation of this section, in respect of the administrative area concerned and this Chapter shall apply to the preparation and making of such a plan.

(b) A housing authority shall comply with any direction given to it under paragraph (a).

(6) The preparation, making, adoption or variation of a housing services plan, or draft plan, as the case may be, is a reserved function.