Housing strategies and policies
You can download documents that outline our housing strategies and policies below:
Walsall private rented sector homeless discharge policyDownload PDF (512.37 KB)
Housing strategy 2020-2025Download PDF (4.32 MB)
Homelessness Rough Sleeping strategy 2023-2028Download PDF (1.95 MB)
Homelessness Rough Sleeping review 2023-2028Download PDF (10.57 MB)
Housing allocation policy - effective from 04.07.2022Download PDF (570.28 KB)
Housing allocations policy - effective from 31.01.2024Download PDF (833.19 KB)
Supplementary planning document for affordable housingDownload PDF (177.87 KB)
First Homes scheme
If you're a first time buyer, you may be able to get a discount on the value of a property. You can find out more about the scheme, including who's eligible, on the government's website. For the purpose of First Homes, Walsall Council defines a keyworker as someone who works for the NHS.
We conducted a survey of the borough's housing stock in 2019. This provided us with information about a property's:
- required repairs
- energy rating
- occupied status, i.e. whether it's rented or the owner lives there
Read more about our housing stock survey.
Housing stock surveyDownload PDF (6.57 MB)
Walsall Council does not have any housing stock. You can apply for housing via your local housing association.
Walsall HECA report on fuel poverty
We work with our partners to tackle fuel poverty and make home energy improvements.
Read more about our action plan to tackle fuel poverty and improve home energy.