Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009



Chapter 1

Housing Services

Provision of housing services.

10.— In performing its functions under the Housing Acts 1966 to 2009, a housing authority may provide housing services, including, but not necessarily limited to, all or any of the following—

(a) housing support provided to households for the purposes of meeting their accommodation needs, including:

(i) social housing support;

(ii) affordable housing;

(iii) the granting of shared ownership leases under section 3 of the Act of 1992;

(iv) the sale, or consent to the sale, of dwellings under section 90 of the Principal Act;

(v) subsidies payable under section 4 of the Act of 1992 or section 7 of the Act of 2002;

(vi) loans made under section 11 of the Act of 1992 or section 25 (1) of the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998 ;

(vii) grants for works of improvement or adaptation to houses under section 5 of the Act of 1992;

(viii) grants and other assistance for the provision of new houses or improvement works to houses under section 6 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1979 ;

(ix) services provided to homeless persons under section 10 of the Act of 1988;

(x) the provision of sites under section 57 of the Principal Act,

(b) assistance, other than financial assistance or housing support, provided—

(i) in accordance with a homelessness action plan to households that were formerly homeless before their occupation of their current accommodation and, in the opinion of the housing authority, such assistance is necessary for the purposes of supporting those households in remaining in occupation of that accommodation, or

(ii) to tenants of dwellings to which section 31 (1) applies,

(c) the management, maintenance and refurbishment under section 28 of any dwelling, building or land of which the housing authority is the owner or which is under its management and control, and

(d) the reconstruction or improvement under section 12 of the Act of 1988 of certain houses provided by housing authorities.