FOI Request - Elgin New Build Housing Allocations

Request 101001972922

1. a) Could I please have the total number of new build houses allocated in the Elgin area this year.
b) Could I have the number for each house size,
c) the point range for each house size
d) and what the recipients position on the list were, again for each house size.
e)i. Is it possible to say how many were allocated to those on the homeless list, ii. those with medical needs and iii. those with overcrowding. Again each individual house size.

Response 26-11-2018

1. a) 01/01/18 to 02/11/18 = 16

b)

1 bed - 8

3 bed - 4

4 bed - 4

c) As the numbers are fewer than 5, providing this information could lead to the identification of individuals and is therefore exempt under section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, personal information.

d) In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can confirm that this information is not held. It is not possible to identify recipients position on the list at a previous point in time. 

We have a new build lettings plan which we use to allocate new build homes for the first time.

We also prioritise housing in line with our allocations policy . This usually means that the household with the highest number of points will be made an offer.  (Please see Section 14 regarding bypasses)

Homeless households are not awarded points but are instead housed in date order.

e) As the numbers are fewer than 5, providing this information could lead to the identification of individuals and is therefore exempt under section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, personal information.

Please see our page on Housing Functional Assessment for details about medical points.

Note the numbers provided are just for the points requested; these households may have been in receipt of other additional points on their application.  

Further details of these can be found in our Housing Allocations Policy & Points System.

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