Social Housing List

Tony J Emin made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Please provide me with the following information:

a) the total number of individuals on the social housing waiting list for Barking & Dagenham
b) the breakdown of the nationality of the individuals on the social housing waiting list
c) an articulation of what the Council views as priority individuals on the social housing waiting list
d) a clarification for as to whether the Council gives priority to individuals with local family links on the social housing list.

Yours faithfully,

Tony J Emin

Freedom of Information, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Tony J Emin

 

Find attached acknowledgement for your above reference (LBBD/98) FoI
request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

The FoI Team

 

 

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Freedom of Information, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

Dear Tony J Emin,

Request for information (ref: LBBD/98158), 

 

Your request for information regarding the London Borough of Barking and
Dagenham social housing list has been considered and is listed below.

 

a)    The total number of individuals on the social housing waiting list
for Barking & Dagenham

We currently have 13541 applications on our social housing list, (please
note that each application can have a number of individuals listed).

Also we have just begun a review of our waiting list in line with the new
Allocations Policy available at
[1]https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/housin...

We are estimating that around six thousand applications will not meet new
eligibility criteria and will be removed from the waiting list.

 

b)   The breakdown of the nationality of the individuals on the social
housing waiting list

Ethnicity Count
African 3611
Bangladeshi 496
Black British 43
Caribbean 499
Chinese 20
Indian 161
Mixed White/Asian 42
Mixed White/Black African 92
Mixed White/Black Caribbean 153
Not Stated 692
Other 147
Other Asian 187
Other Black 164
Other Mixed 112
Other White 1272
Pakistani 411
White British 5377
White Irish 62
Grand Total 13541

 

c) An articulation of what the Council views as priority individuals on
the social housing waiting list

In accordance with legislation, an applicant can be awarded a reasonable
preference (recognised housing need) if their circumstances fall within
any of these five groups:

·         People who are homeless as defined by homelessness legislation

·         People who are homeless and owed certain duties by any housing
authority as defined by homelessness legislation

·         People who are living in insanitary or overcrowded housing or
living in unsatisfactory housing conditions

·         People who have a serious medical, disability or welfare problem
which is directly affected by their current housing circumstances

·         People who need to move to a particular locality within the
district of the housing authority where failure to meet that need would
cause hardship (to themselves or to others)

Our allocations policy allows for another, non-statutory reasonable
preference for working applicants. This is only awarded if the applicant
already falls into one or more of the above categories

           

d) A clarification for as to whether the Council gives priority to
individuals with local family links on the social housing list.

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham does not give a priority to
individuals with local family links on the social housing list.       

     

 

If you need any more information, or if we can be of any further help,
please contact us.

 

If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been dealt with,
you can request a review within 40 days of our response to you,  by
e-mailing [2][Barking and Dagenham Borough Council request email], or in writing to the FOI Team, 2^nd Floor
Roycraft House, 15 Linton Road, Barking, IG11 8HE.  

 

If you are still not satisfied following the internal review, you can
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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

The FoI Team

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