The Housing Register is a list of people who qualify for social housing and need our help to find somewhere to live.
Our Housing Allocations Policy sets out who can apply to join the Housing Register and the qualification criteria. The criteria includes age, income and personal circumstances. Some applicants for housing have a legal right to join the register as a result of their particular circumstances. This is known as a statutory duty.
To join the Housing Register, applicants need to fill in an application form and provide the information we need to decide if they qualify.
When an applicant qualifies to join the Housing Register, we use the information they provided on their application to place them into a band. An applicant's Housing Register band is based on their housing need, as set out in our Housing Allocations Policy.
The changes we want to make to our Housing Allocations Policy will affect the qualification criteria, and the Housing Register bands.