We thought it would be interesting to take data from the @HCA_UK 's Statistical Data Return dataset 2013 to shed some light.
So we've 'mined' that annual data and divided it by 263 working days to produce a daily snap shot of the basics which staff up and down England will be doing today.
On this day, staff will be letting homes at social rents to 1047 people who otherwise can't afford one or need some form of support, and 113 to new tenants at 'affordable' rents ( generally 80% of the market rent)
They'll also be completing 85 mutual exchanges with tenants who are swapping their homes for a variety of reasons - either their current one is too small, too big, too far away from work or neighbours etc. In light of the #bedroomtax and the need for many of those affected needing to move, there may be even more.
They'll be taking handover of 181 newly built or acquired homes: 151 for rent and 30 for sale on a shared ownership basis.
On this day, staff will be coordinating and delivering 26,000 responsive repairs for tenants (based on a sector average of 3 per year per property).
They'll also be starting the repairs and reletting process for 104 homes which will become empty as the former tenant leaves for whatever reason. 90 of those homes will be converted from a social housing rent to an affordable rent.
They'll be completing the sales process for 12 existing tenants (through the Right to Buy/Right to Acquire etc), as well as 31 sales of initial shares in a low cost shared ownership home, and 'staircasing' sales to 11 existing shared owners who have decided to buy the remaining shares and own their property outright.
The Sad Side.....
Unfortunately, staff will be evicting 34 tenants today. 25 for rent arrears. 5 for antisocial behaviour. 4 for other reasons.
They'll also be handling 51 empty properties becoming vacant which their organisation will decide for whatever reason are not currently available to let, and the demolition of 18 homes.
Not the outcomes many would like to see, but the sad reality nevertheless.