We want to make five changes to our Housing Allocations Policy, which are about:
- increasing the residency and employment criteria
- prioritising homelessness prevention
- choice and time in need
- bedroom need
- the income and savings threshold
We are also considering how to apply any agreed changes to avoid disadvantaging current applicants.
As you fill in the consultation form, you will be able to read detailed information about each of the changes we want to make.
You will need to tell us if you agree or disagree with each change, and make comments explaining your reasons if you want to.
You will also have the chance to give general feedback about the Housing Allocations Policy.
At the end of the consultation form, we ask for your details, including your name, address and contact details. You do not need to tell us these details. However, if you raise specific questions or concerns in your comments, we would like to be able to contact you about them.
Your views and your comments will be confidential, whether you tell us your details or not.
We will be holding a series of consultation events in March and April 2018 at the Civic Centre, Duke Street.
We will be inviting organisations and partners to these consultation events. If you would like to attend but haven't received an invite by 23 March 2018, you can contact us to request one.