Issue details

Rough Sleeping Accommodation Programme (RSAP)

To seek approval from Cabinet to enter into grant contracts with the GLA, acquire 9 x 1 bedroom flats to house rough sleepers under a Housing First model, commission a new support service to commence in December 2021 and delegate authority to the Director for Community to award the contract, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Capital Expenditure > £1,000,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards/Areas affected: (All Wards/Areas);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/08/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Category: Community;

Urgent: No;

Decision due: 23 September 2021 by Cabinet

Lead Member: Councillor Phillip O'Dell

Lead member: Housing Portfolio Holder

Lead director: Julian Higson

Contact: Divisional Director, Housing Services Email:, tel: 07395 840490.

Consultation process

The Harrow Homelessness Reduction Board has been consulted. The Portfolio Holder for Housing and key services will be consulted prior to any property purchase.


Agenda items


  • Appendix - Financial information