Section: Social Housing

New project to examine how social housing is allocated

Posted 31.10.18
Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH): Article link

A new project to explore how social housing is being allocated across England is being launched by the CIH.

Rethinking allocations aims to analyse what housing associations and councils are doing now - and why - and stimulate debate about how things could be improved.

Social housing providers are being invited to take part in an online survey to share their experiences, which closes on Friday 23 November.

Rethinking allocations is the next stage of CIH's successful 'Rethinking social housing project', which saw more than 3,000 people have their say on the future of social housing via workshops, an online survey and public polling.

The report demonstrated that while there is wide support for a much broader range of people to be able to live in social housing, in practice the shortage of genuinely affordable housing for rent means that some form of allocation system will remain necessary.

It also highlighted serious issues with the sector's ability to support people on very low incomes.

Councils and housing associations can take part in the online survey via the above link.


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Reporting on October 2018

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