Changes to how housing allocations are made
Hounslow Council is consulting on some proposed changes to its Housing Allocations Policy, in particular the rules around giving homes to people on its Housing Register.
The changes being proposed are:
- Instead of using the current bidding system, LOCATA, to allocate homes to people on the Housing Register, the council would decide which homes would be allocated to Housing Register applicants
- With some very limited exceptions, all Housing Register applicants would get one offer of an alternative home
- All types of homes would be made available to meet the housing needs of people on the Housing Register. This includes homes owned by private landlords as well as those owned by the council and housing associations
- Private rented homes, including those outside of the borough and London, could be offered to all Housing Register applicants, not just those who are homeless
The consultation will end on 31 July 2016.
More information about what is being proposed, how housing applicants may be affected and ways people can let the council know their views can be found on the council’s website:
May 19, 2016