Angus Council offers homes to people affected by Storm Babet
The process of offering permanent or temporary housing to people who had to leave their homes in Brechin because of the Storm Babet floods will start today.
As part of the response to this severe weather event, Angus Council’s dedicated Housing Recovery Team has assisted 306 households by providing information, advice and practical support in relation to a wide range of issues and impacts caused by Storm Babet.
Within that effort, the Housing Recovery Team has been engaging residents to discuss their needs, preferences and options. This is so people can be matched to properties on a like-for-like basis - prioritising their needs in what are exceptional circumstances in line with the Common Allocation Policy, which governs how Angus Council and its partners allocate housing in Angus.
Throughout this, the team has also worked closely with Registered Social Landlord (RSL) partners – Angus Housing Association, Blackwood Homes, Caledonia Housing Association and Hillcrest Homes.
Housing applications have been processed this week and the team asks that anyone who needs to make a housing application as a result of their home being flooded by Storm Babet, and who has not already done so, contacts them by email at email@example.com.
A council spokesperson said: “We fully appreciate that it was not only residents in Brechin who suffered as a result of Storm Babet and that businesses and local infrastructure also experienced significant flood impacts. There is a range of support available for affected residents, businesses and, more widely, communities via the Angus Council website.
“In all there are 71 people who need to be re-housed by the council, predominantly council tenants, but also housing association tenants, private tenants and homeowners.
“A further 20 housing association tenants have also been re-housed by their landlord and we know that, in total, more than 400 households were impacted by the flooding, most of those severely.”