Issue details

Housing Register Allocations Policy Review

The Housing Register Allocations Policy was written in 2013. We need to update it to ensure it is in line with current legislation and in particular to reflect the extra duties placed on all local authorities through the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.With over 900 people on the housing register waiting for social housing and approximately 80 families and vulnerable adults in temporary accommodation to whom the Council owes a statutory duty to house, we need to ensure that the Policy works to allocate social housing to those who need it most.

Decision type: Non-Key

Decision status: Abandoned

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/11/2019

Non-Exempt/ Exempt: Non-Exempt;

Decision due: 16 Apr 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Communities and Wellbeing

Lead director: Director of Change and Communities

Department: Housing

Contact: Sarah Lewis, Housing Register and Development Manager Email:

Consultation process

The Policy will be presented  to Cabinet in draft form prior to it being published for public consultation.


The relevant Cabinet Advisory Board will be consulted.


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