Please note: Since September 2020, the Homes and Communities Board has been on hiatus due to a period of re-organisation of this thematic area.
Our vision. By 2050:
- 60,000 new homes will have been built, of which 24,000 are affordable, and since 2037 all new homes built in the city will be fully accessible.
- Everyone will be able to access fuel, insulation and heating to ensure nobody suffers from a cold home.
- The last sleeping bag used on the streets of Bristol by a homeless person will have been in the 2020s.
- The number of empty properties will be reduced; the waiting time for social housing will be reduced, and Bristol will have the lowest rate of homelessness for any city of its size across the UK.
- We will live without fear of hate crime.
- We will hear fewer lone voices because social isolation will have halved since 2018. Shops, streets and community spaces will be age friendly and accessible to all.
In 2021, the three key priorities for Homes and Communities are:
- Deliver a pilot programme with Bristol communities, particularly council properties, to develop and increase access to communal and green spaces.
- Using outcomes from the Race and Housing Conference and Inclusive Cities projects, implement a project to improve refugee and migrant integration into communities and neighbourhoods.
- Continue to deliver new net zero carbon homes and begin delivery of retrofitting for existing housing stock to meet Bristol’s climate and ecological emergencies.