Housing Scrutiny Committee
Purpose of committee
Scrutiny is the mechanism by which the Cabinet is held publicly to account. The scrutiny function has the capacity to give non-Cabinet Members a significant opportunity to influence the proposals of the Cabinet and to probe into the impact of policy decisions on the Borough.
This is one of three scrutiny committees established by the Council. This committee covers housing functions within the Community Wellbeing Department, including the transfer of Brent Housing Partnership Ltd and its housing management functions to the council; housing supply; housing growth numbers; temporary accommodation; landlord licensing; the private rented sector; housing policy; homelessness, and registered providers. It also includes supported housing and floating support, and home adaptations.
The committee membership also includes two non-voting co-opted members - one leaseholder and one tenant – who represent council housing residents.
- Councillor Janice Long (Chair)
- Councillor Carol Shaw (Vice-Chair)
- Councillor Shafique Choudhary
- Councillor Mary Daly
- Councillor Patricia Harrison
- Councillor Orleen Hylton
- Councillor Sandra Kabir
- Councillor Kana Naheerathan
- Michele Lonergan Brent Leaseholders
- Karin Jaeger Brent Tenants
Support officer: Nikoleta Nikolova, Governance Officer. tel: 0208 937 1587, Email: Nikoleta.Nikolova@brent.gov.uk
Brent Civic Centre