The Council has an existing Housing and Homelessness Strategy, which is being reviewed and updated.

We consulted on a set of three proposed priorities for a new strategy:

  • Reducing demand: prevent and reduce homelessness
  • Increasing supply: maximise the supply of high quality affordable housing in urban and rural areas
  • Improving quality: ensure homes are warm, healthy, and well maintained

The strategy will set out how we will deliver our housing and homelessness services in the future.

Read our two page Summary of draft Housing & Homelessness Strategy 2018

You may find it useful to read the context and issues for housing and homelessness in the PowerPoint presentation below. This presentation was given on 21 November 2018 at a joint conference for Hastings and Rother local organisations that work in housing and homelessness in both districts.  Please note the facts and figures are for both districts and the relevant slides are from 4 to 17.

Housing and homelessness consultation conference 2018

After looking at some of the information provided, you could give us your opinion on the proposed priorities by completing this online questionnaire:  The online response form closed at 12 noon, 26 November.

Here are some other documents that have been used to inform our draft strategy:

This consultation started on 15 October 2018. The deadline for all responses to be received was 12 noon on 26 November 2018.

Any questions about the consultation, difficulties accessing the questionnaire and requests for a version in your language or another format, please let us know at

If you have a longer or more detailed submission please send it by email at or write to Housing Strategy Consultation, POP Team, Acquisitions, Transformation & Regeneration, Rother District Council, Town Hall, Bexhill, TN39 3JX or drop it into our community help points at Market Square, Battle, Town Hall, Bexhill or Rye Library.