Draft Housing Strategy 2024

Closes 1 Sep 2024

Opened 8 Jul 2024


Wolverhampton is embracing change, with unprecedented investment leading to new opportunities and addressing challenges, including the Covid-19 aftermath and the cost-of-living crisis. Central to the city's transformation is housing, with a commitment to providing safe, affordable homes to enhance residents' health, wellbeing, and prosperity.

The new housing strategy builds on 'Better Homes for All', aiming to increase housing quality and availability, support diverse tenures, and foster inclusive, sustainable communities, thus driving economic growth and reinforcing Wolverhampton's identity.

Why your views matter

City of Wolverhampton Council is inviting residents, tenants, businesses, and organisations to share their views on its draft Housing Strategy for 2024-2029.

The strategy sets out the council’s priorities and actions to meet the current and future housing needs and challenges in the city.

The council is running the consultation for 8 weeks and the feedback from the consultation will be used to shape and focus the council’s work with partner organisations and registered housing providers, as well as landowners, developers, and community organisations.

To achieve the strategy, four priorities have been identified:

  • Priority 1:  Ensure we provide residents with the right homes, in the right places. 
  • Priority 2:  Make the best use of our assets and ensure high standards across all areas of council housing.
  • Priority 3:  Work in partnership to drive up the standard and quality of the private rented sector. 
  • Priority 4:  Safe, secure, and sustainable housing that supports good health and independence.

Our draft housing strategy sets out our priorities over the next five years. We would like to hear from as many people as possible. Please find a full copy of the strategy at the bottom of this page.

Give us your views


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  • Anyone from any background


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