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F16/170

Social Housing & Translators

Request Description

I would like to make a Freedom of Information request to your authority. Please can you provide the following information?

1. Name of your authority and the area you cover?

2. How many households are currently on your waiting list for social housing?

3. How many of those households from Question 2 on your waiting list are made up of one or more EU Nationals? Please list the nationalities and the number waiting. 

4. How many of those households from Question 2 on your waiting list are are made up of one or more non-EU Nationals (not including UK residents)? Please list the nationalities and the number waiting.

5. Do you have a residency requirement as part of the qualification criteria for social housing which would require the applicant (or member of the applicant's household) to have lived within the area for a specific period of time? If yes, please give details of the requirement e.g/ residency for at least two years  

6. In the following years how many households made up of one or more EU Nationals were granted social housing in your area who had not been residence in the authority's district for at least two years?

a) 2014

b) 2015

c) So far 2016

7. In the following years how many households made up of one or more non-EU Nationals were granted social housing in your area who had not been residence in the authority's district for at least two years?

a) 2014

b) 2015

c) So far 2016

8. What is the cost of language interpreter and translation services the council has used in the following financial years?

a) 2013/14

b) 2014/15

c) 2015/16?

9. How many languages do you translate information into as of 1 March 2016? Please list the languages in order of the most popular.

Request Date3 March 2016
Requested byMedia
Released Date  

8 March 2016  

Response

1.    East Hertfordshire District Council.

2.    2,184 households at 7 March 2016

3.    Not available.   We don't record nationality on our Housing Register only ethnicity.

4.    Not available.   We don't record nationality on our Housing Register only ethnicity.

5.   No residency requirement to join the housing register:  priortise for housing those applicants with a local connection to the district.

6.  Not available.   We don't record nationality on our Housing Register only ethnicity.

7.  Not available.   We don't record nationality on our Housing Register only ethnicity.

8 a) 0

   b) 0

   c) £66 net of VAT

9.  None :   translation provided on request.

Refused

                  

Refusal