Section: Allocations & Transfers

Residents are being invited to have their say on how the council allocates social housing in Brent

Posted 14.11.18
Brent Council: Article link

Brent Council has launched a consultation that asks people to give their views on the criteria for distributing the limited number of social houses it currently has available.

The Council is proposing changes to ensure that social housing is shared out fairly to people in need.

These changes include a proposal to give residents in temporary accommodation priority for social housing that becomes available on the estate where they are living, so that they don't have to move neighbourhoods.

Another change looks at giving priority given to homeless families living in temporary accommodation on an estate that is being regenerated, to move into social housing within the same area.

The above link gives access to the full list of proposed changes.

The consultation will end on 22 January 2019, ahead of the Cabinet decisions in March, with the agreed changes then set to begin in April.

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Updated 20.11.18

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