Criteria for obtaining a place on the Housing List for Affordable or Social Housing
Rosalind Bowen made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Chichester District Council
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Dear Chichester District Council,
I would like to know how many people are on the Housing List.
What is the criteria to get a place on the List?
How are points allocated for a place on the List?
Are those on the List mainly young families or older people?
How long are the various groups like to remain on the List?
Do those on the List have strong ties to West Sussex or are they people who would like to live/work in West Sussex but who could live elsewhere?
Thank you for your email received 03/06/2019, requesting information
regarding the above FOI
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Information Act 2000 and has been answered within twenty working days.
Please see below our response:
I would like to know how many people are on the Housing List. 1261 as of
3rd June 2019
What is the criteria to get a place on the List? Our primary criteria is
to have a local connection to our district (see appendix C of our
Allocations Scheme. Our full Allocations Scheme can be viewed here
How are points allocated for a place on the List? We do not operate a
points based system. Priority on the register is determined by an
applicant's housing need (see banding structure) and the date on which
they joined the register.
Are those on the List mainly young families or older people? There is a
variety of applicants
How long are the various groups like to remain on the List? It is
impossible to say depending on an applicant's specific housing need i.e.
do they need an adapted property, or if an applicant's area of choice is
in high demand.
Do those on the List have strong ties to West Sussex or are they people
who would like to live/work in West Sussex but who could live elsewhere?
Applicants must have a proven local connection to Chichester district in
order to join the register.
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