Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

Please could you provide the following information:

1) Number of applicants registered on Edindex for each priority group (urgent gold, gold, silver homeless, silver overcrowding, silver under-occupation) and waiting time applicants AND by house size they are waiting for

Could you provide this in a table form so it is possible to see, for example, not simply how many people are waiting for 1 bedroom homes or how many people have silver homeless priority, but also how many people waiting for 1 bedroom homes also have silver priority.

2) Number of applicants registered on Edindex with silver priority who are aged 60 or over

3) Number of socially rented, general needs (i.e. not sheltered/amenity) homes owned by all Edindex landlords for each bedroom size

4) Number of general needs (i.e. not sheltered/amenity) homes let by Edindex landlords in past year, by bedroom size

5) Average weekly bids received for each size of general needs (i.e. not sheltered/amenity) home

6) Average waiting times for silver priority homeless applicants, by bedroom size, to be allocated general needs (i.e. not sheltered/amenity) housing

Many thanks for providing this.

Yours faithfully,
Anna Dunn

City of Edinburgh Council

Anna Dunn

Our ref: 29842

Dear Anna Dunn

Acknowledgement of Request

Subject: Social Housing Stock and Allocations

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 26/10/2020. In your request you asked for the following;

1) Number of applicants registered on Edindex for each priority group (urgent gold, gold, silver homeless, silver overcrowding, silver under-occupation) and waiting time applicants AND by house size they are waiting for

Could you provide this in a table form so it is possible to see, for example, not simply how many people are waiting for 1 bedroom homes or how many people have silver homeless priority, but also how many people waiting for 1 bedroom homes also have silver priority.

2) Number of applicants registered on Edindex with silver priority who are aged 60 or over

3) Number of socially rented, general needs (i.e. not sheltered/amenity) homes owned by all Edindex landlords for each bedroom size

4) Number of general needs (i.e. not sheltered/amenity) homes let by Edindex landlords in past year, by bedroom size

5) Average weekly bids received for each size of general needs (i.e. not sheltered/amenity) home

6) Average waiting times for silver priority homeless applicants, by bedroom size, to be allocated general needs (i.e. not sheltered/amenity) housing

I can confirm that your request will be processed under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Environmental Information Regulations (Scotland) 2004, or the INSPIRE (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless the Council does not hold the information, or there is a reason for it to be withheld. We will write to you in any event. This means we have until 23/11/2020 to respond to your request.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case we will let you know.

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Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Information Rights Officer 4, City of Edinburgh Council

Anna Dunn

 

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Our ref: 29842

 

 

Dear Anna Dunn

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Release of Information

 

Subject: Social Housing Stock and Allocations

 

Thank you for your request for information of 26/10/2020 where you asked a
number of questions regarding the above. Your request has been processed
and considered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and
the information is provided below. I shall address each of your questions
in turn.

 

You asked the following:

 

Q1. Number of applicants registered on EdIndex for each priority group
(urgent gold, gold, silver homeless, silver overcrowding, silver
under-occupation) and waiting time applicants AND by house size they are
waiting for.

Could you provide this in a table form so it is possible to see, for
example, not simply how many people are waiting for 1 bedroom homes or how
many people have silver homeless priority, but also how many people
waiting for 1 bedroom homes also have silver priority.

A1. Please refer to the tale below:              

Total Number on Ideal House Size (Number of Bedrooms)
Category Housing
Register 1 2 3 4+
Gold 400 235 90 51 24
Silver Homeless 4,127 2,314 1,017 500 216
Silver Over-crowding 947 1 509 104 333
Silver 118 63 51 4 0
Under-occupancy
Waiting Time 9,644 3,164 2,118 559

Q2. Number of applicants registered on EdIndex with silver priority who
are aged 60 or over.

A2. There are 203 applicants with a Silver Priority aged 60 or over,
broken down as follows:

           Category Total
Silver Homeless 142
Silver Overcrowding 13
Silver Under-occupancy 44
Silver Demolition 4

    

Q3. Number of socially rented, general needs (i.e. not sheltered/amenity)
homes owned by all EdIndex landlords for each bedroom size.

A3. The table below lists general needs housing stock by EdIndex landlord
and bedroom size.

Landlord Bedrooms
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
Margaret Blackwood Housing
Association Ltd. 28 74 76 21 9           208
Castle Rock Edinvar Housing
Association 33 1149 1242 377 79 4 1 2885
City of Edinburgh Council 280 4224 10121 3497 517 10 4 1 2 18656
Dunedin Canmore Housing
Association Ltd. 50 1714 1215 481 88 20 1 1 3570
Hillcrest Homes 3 299 457 82 2 1 844
Home Scotland Ltd.   82 270 62 414
Hunters Hall Housing Co-operative
Ltd.   44 88 54 15 201
Link Housing Association Ltd. 178 367 473 177 23 1 1219
Lister Housing Co-operative Ltd. 3 17 86 51 8 1 1 167
Manor Estates Housing Association
Ltd.   115 500 180 34 5 1 835
Muirhouse Housing Association   42 164 160 28 1 1 396
Port of Leith Housing Association
Ltd. 2 1126 953 153 42 8 2284
Prospect Community Housing Ltd.   195 281 325 67 15 883
Trust Housing Association Ltd.   2 2
Viewpoint Housing Association
Ltd. 16 147 50 213
West Granton Housing Co-operative
Ltd.   35 126 100 23 3 287
Total 593 9630 16102 5722 935 67 8 4 2 1 33064

 

Q4. Number of general needs (i.e. not sheltered/amenity) homes let by
EdIndex landlords in past year, by bedroom size.

A4. Please refer to the tale below:              

Landlord Bedrooms
  0 1 2 3 4 5 7 Total
Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association 2 91 101 16 2 212
City of Edinburgh Council 13 329 518 134 13 1 1007
Dunedin Canmore Housing Association Ltd. 5 179 109 33 2 1 1 330
Home Scotland Ltd. 8 21 29
Hunters Hall Housing Co-operative Ltd. 4 4 8
Link Housing Association Ltd. 16 21 35 3 75
Lister Housing Co-operative Ltd. 1 2 3
Manor Estates Housing Association Ltd. 27 16 9 1 53
Margaret Blackwood Housing Association Ltd. 2 2 4
Muirhouse Housing Association 4 14 7 25
Port of Leith Housing Association Ltd. 66 62 2 2 132
Prospect Community Housing Ltd. 11 14 8 3 36
Viewpoint Housing Association Ltd. 6 84 10 2 102
West Granton Housing Co-operative Ltd. 3 6 1 10
Total 43 829 914 215 23 2 1 2027

 

Q5. Average weekly bids received for each size of general needs (i.e. not
sheltered/amenity) home.

A5. Please refer to the tale below:              

Number of Bedrooms Average Bids per property
0 98
1 180
2 285
3 269
4 263
5 170
Total 217

 

Q6. Average waiting times for silver priority homeless applicants, by
bedroom size, to be allocated general needs (i.e. not sheltered/amenity)
housing.

A6. The average waiting time for lets to homeless households are listed
below. How long it takes to house an applicant is dependent on whether
they are bidding for a home, the area they want to stay in and when a home
becomes available in that area, the size of home they require, the type of
home they require and how many applicants they are bidding against.

Number of Bedrooms Average Waiting Time (days)
0 425
1 520
2 491
3 116
4 839
5 1619
Total 535

 

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details. The disclosure log is available at the following link:
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Yours sincerely,

 

Iain Burden

Information Rights Officer

 

 

Information Governance Unit

Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340

[Edinburgh City Council request email]  www.edinburgh.gov.uk

 

 

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