Executive post

Deputy Leader of the Council (Housing and Homelessness)


Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite is responsible for housing management services, including working with tenants and leaseholders, tackling homelessness and delivering decent homes for all tenants. She leads on the delivery of the council’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy, which aims to prevent homelessness, improve the supply and sustainability of Temporary Accommodation and ensure that all people sleeping rough in Lambeth are supported off the streets and assisted in improving their lives. She is also responsible for delivering the council’s commitments to improving the quality and security of the private rented sector. 


Responsible for: 

  • Housing management services and fire safety. 
  • Managing the capital investment (LHS) programme to ensure delivery of decent homes for all housing tenants. 
  • Overseeing the management of the Housing Revenue Account. 
  • Overseeing Lambeth’s homelessness, rough sleeping and temporary accommodation services. 
  • Tackling homelessness and rough sleeping by delivering our ambitious Homelessness and Rough Sleeping and overseeing investment in better advice and support for people facing homelessness.  
  • Improving the advice and support available to people living in the private rented sector. 
  • Introducing a new private renters’ charter setting out renters’ rights and Lambeth’s powers to intervene. 
  • Overseeing tenant engagement and rent setting. 
  • Ensuring a high standard of leaseholder engagement to improve the transparency and performance of the major works programme. 
  • Overseeing the delivery of new resident boards and estate action plans to give tenants opportunities to scrutinize performance of contractors and the housing service. 
  • Registered Social Landlords and House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing. 
  • The council’s older people’s housing schemes, sheltered housing and extra care housing across the borough. 

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