StART Housing Allocation Survey
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StART Housing Allocation
St Ann’s Redevelopment Trust (StART) is a group of Haringey residents and workers who want to see the St Ann’s Hospital site used permanently for the good of all our local communities. We have initiated a community-led and transparent process for a housing development, which puts local people in control while providing genuinely affordable homes, promoting health and wellbeing, and creating a green neighbourhood.

We have drafted a Housing Allocation Policy, which you can find on our website (www.startharingey.co.uk/#housing-policy). We will use the final version of this policy to decide who can apply for an affordable rented home on the site, with successful applicants being chosen by lottery. We want to find out what people who live or work in Haringey or the surrounding area think about the policy, before moving forward with it.

We are asking you to answer the 10 questions below. We estimate that the survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete. Please indicate your answers by putting a cross (x) or other information (as specified) in the boxes provided.

The closing date for survey responses is 31 July 2018.

StART’s Aims and Values
StART wants to create:
* a sustainable, community-led development
* homes where local people can afford to live
* access to community-based health services and the opportunity for the community to accommodate those leaving mental-health care and enable them to find a home in a supportive community
*a peaceful and sustainable environment
*a place where the local community will have access to learning, skill sharing and life-enhancing opportunities
access to affordable workspaces to enable new businesses to be set up and to create sustainable employment
Question 1
We propose that residents on the St Ann’s site must respect and support the above aims and values of StART. Before moving in, residents will be asked to attend introductory sessions that explain the values and aims of StART. There is an expectation that people who live on the site will contribute to the community as they feel able to, for example, by getting involved in looking after the site and developing the community.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
To what extent do you agree with this approach?
Please explain your answer here, if you wish.
Your answer
Local Connection
We are proposing that people who want to apply to live in one of the affordable homes on the St Ann’s site must have a local connection.
Question 2
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
To what extent do you agree with this requirement?
Please explain your answer in here, if you wish
Your answer
Question 3
We have defined those with a local connection to include “people who live, work or have a strong connection with Haringey and people who live in the part of Hackney which is within one mile of the St Ann’s site”.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
To what extent to do you agree with the definition of local connection given above?
Please explain your answer here, if you wish
Your answer
Homes for Rent
We are planning that residents in the affordable-rented properties will have tenancies for life in good quality homes. Affordable rents will mean that most people will not pay more than one third of their income on rent.
Amount of household income
To qualify for an affordable-rented home on the St Ann’s site, a household’s total income before tax would have to be below a particular level, depending on the size of the home. These levels are based on local incomes. (Gross average (median) household income in the local area is currently about £34,000 a year.) Household income levels will not be monitored once residents move in.
Question 4
What do you think about the maximum income levels for applicants for each property size?
This is too high
This is about right
This is too low
Don't know
1-bedroom home (single occupant). Total household income before tax up to £34,000 a year
1-bedroom home (for a couple). Total household income before tax up to £42,500 a year
2-bedroom home. Total household income before tax up to £51,000 a year
3-bedroom home. Total household income before tax up to £59,500 a year
4-bedroom home. Total household income before tax up to £68,000 a year
Please explain your answer here, if you wish
Your answer
Capital and savings
To apply for an affordable rented home on the site, the value of a household’s capital (i.e. savings, investments and property) would have to be below a particular level, depending on the size of the home.
Question 5
What do you think about the maximum capital levels for applicants for each property size?
This is too high
This is about right
This is too low
Don't know
1-bedroom home (single occupant). Total household capital up to £17,000
1-bedroom home (for a couple). Total household capital up to £21,250
2-bedroom home. Total household capital up to £25,500
3-bedroom home. Total household capital up to £29,750
4-bedroom home. Total household capital up to £34,000
Please explain your answer here, if you wish
Your answer
Property Size
StART is proposing that the number of bedrooms a household requires is calculated as follows:
1 bedroom for you and a partner/spouse
1 bedroom for any additional adult/couple
1 bedroom for any child aged 10 years or over
1 bedroom for any two children aged under 10 years
1 bedroom for any additional child

This means that children under the age of 10 would be expected to share a bedroom, but children aged 10 or over would have their own room.

Question 6
In calculating the number of bedrooms a household requires, do you agree that children should be expected to share a bedroom until the age of 10?
Yes
No
Don't know
Do you agree that children should be expected to share a bedroom until the age of 10?
If you answered ‘no’ above, until what age do you think children should be expected to share a room?
5 years old
6 years old
7 years old
8 years old
9 years old
11 years old
12 years old
13 years old
.
Other age - please specify here
Your answer
Please explain your answer here, if you wish
Your answer
Households in the lowest income groups
We want St Ann’s to be home to a wide range of different people, but we also want people on the lowest incomes to have a good chance of getting a home on the site.

We propose that one in four homes (25%) are reserved for households in the lowest income groups. These households are likely to have an income of under £18,000 per year.

Question 7
25% is too high
25% is about right
25% is too low
Don’t know
What do you think about reserving 25% of homes for the lowest income groups?
Please explain your answer here, if you wish
Your answer
Homes for Sale
We are planning to include ‘affordable sale’ properties on the site. We are proposing that around 75% of the homes are available for rent and around 25% are available to buy.
Question 8
25% is too high
25% is about right
25% is too low
Don’t know
What do you think about making 25% of properties available to buy?
Please explain your answer here, if you wish
Your answer
Property Prices
The properties to buy will be sold at much lower prices than market rate properties. This will enable people on lower incomes who want to own a property to do so.

The property price will also be restricted if the property is sold on later, with the increase in price linked to the increase in local incomes. This means that the price of these properties will not go up in the same way as those sold on the open market. The properties will be bought as homes rather than as investments.

Question 9
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
To what extent do you agree with this plan to restrict the future sale price of affordable sale properties?
Please explain your answer here, if you wish
Your answer
Homes for Health and Social Care Workers
Because the St Ann’s site used to be part of the hospital, it has been suggested to reserve 15% of the affordable homes for health or social care workers.
Quesiton 10
15% is too high
15% is about right
15% is too low
Don’t know
What do you think about reserving this proportion of homes for these workers?
Please explain your answer here, if you wish
Your answer
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