Strategic Housing

The Strategic Housing team has two main functions:

  • to develop housing policy within national and regional parameters, ensuring that this meets the needs of Tower Hamlets diverse communities, and that sufficient multi-tenure housing is provided to meet the needs of a changing population
  • to build excellent working relationships with central government agencies, other local authorities, housing associations, local housing managers, and the local community in order to ensure the council’s housing targets are met

This includes management of the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) and monitoring Tower Hamlets Homes to ensure delivery of services to the agreed standard.

The strategy team also manages delivery of decent homes across the borough, primarily through Tower Hamlets Homes, but also through the Tower Hamlets Housing Forum.

Buy-back Programme for ex-council housing

Please note that the Buyback Programme register of interest is not active until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact 020 7364 6250 or email