Allocations Policy Review

Our Allocations Policy provides a framework to support the allocation of council housing by taking into consideration the needs, demands and aspirations of applicants.  The main aim of our Allocations Policy is to address housing need by prioritising applicants based on their individual circumstances and levels of need. The policy is needed to make sure there is clear and transparent guidance on how we match people who apply for our homes with the homes that become available.

Why we are reviewing the Allocations Policy

Our Allocations Policy sets out the rules that we follow when letting our houses.  Our Allocations Policy and access to all social housing is governed by legislation and guidance.  New legislation – the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 – makes several changes to the allocation rules for social landlords which we must prepare for by reviewing the Allocations Policy.   These changes include how we consult on our policy.  

Earlier this year, we carried out an extensive consultation on these changes. Following analysis of the feedback we received we have drafted a revised Allocations Policy.  We then consulted with you again to to finalise the changes make to the policy

The consultation has now ended, what next

The consultation ended on Friday 11 January 2019. We will use your feedback to prepare a revised Allocations Policy which will be presented to the Council's Communities Committee in February 2019. Elected Members will make a final decision on the changes proposed. Following Committee approval, the revised Allocations Policy will be implemented on 1 May 2019.

More Information

If you would like more information about our proposals, please get in touch with us at housingpolicy@moray.gov.uk.

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