Section: Allocations & Transfers

The way Birmingham allocates social housing is changing

Posted 07.02.17
Birmingham City Council: Article link

Birmingham is changing the way it allocates social housing.

Everybody on the current housing register will get a letter over the next few weeks, explaining the new scheme and the need to re-register straight away if they still need social housing.

The new scheme will still ensure that social housing is allocated to those most in need, but the new criteria will give people a more realistic view of whether they are likely to be made a housing offer.

Applicants will need to have some form of housing need in order to qualify to join the waiting list.

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Reporting on February 2017

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