Getting started with your local housing market assessment guidance

The original Local Housing Market Assessment guide:

  • Seeks to enable local authorities in Wales to develop a general understanding of the nature and level of housing demand and need in their local housing markets.
  • Mentions housing for older people but suggests that authorities should undertake a survey.

The subsequent 'Getting started' guidance:

  • sets out a quantitative approach to calculating housing need and an assessment of the local housing market in Wales, which can be used consistently across Local Authorities
  • Aims to help authorities to undertake their own assessment of the housing market
  • Provides a starting point on which to build a more sophisticated understanding of their local housing markets
  • References sheltered housing but not extra care housing.

For more on the provision of extra care housing in Wales, visit our housing with care scheme locator.