Housing allocation scheme 2016
The new housing allocation scheme started in January 2016 with a new housing register. We asked everyone who applied before 10 August 2015 to update their application before January 2016. This is so we can advise them if they will qualify under the new scheme.
In January 2016 we wrote to everyone to let them know whether they qualify to stay on the housing register. Those who qualified were advised what their new points award is and how many bedrooms they can bid for.
The main housing allocation scheme policy changes are summarised
Minimum level of housing need
If you are eligible for 30 points or less, you will not be able
to join or stay on the housing register. This is based on your assessed housing need.
You can reapply if your circumstances change.
How points are awarded
Points for all qualifying applicants will change. Waiting time
and long-term residence points will be recalculated. There will also be changes in
the points awarded for other circumstances. This will mean that if you qualify your
total points could go up or down.
We are making changes to how we calculate how many bedrooms qualifying
households need . This will also affect how we measure overcrowding. All children
under 5 will be counted. People of the same sex will be expected to share a bedroom
regardless of their age.
Please also see our list of frequently asked questions for more information about the changes