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Tell us who we should prioritise for social housing

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19 June 2017

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Enfield Council is launching a consultation with residents and tenants on proposed changes to its Housing Allocations Scheme. 
 

•        Enfield Council launches consultation on Housing Allocation Scheme
•        Scheme specifies what criteria are used to allocate social housing to the borough’s most vulnerable
•        Consultation closes Friday 8 September
 
Enfield Council is launching a consultation with residents and tenants on proposed changes to its Housing Allocations Scheme which will last until 8 September and we want your views on our proposals.
 
With Council and housing association property in very short supply we are increasingly forced to allocate it to people in the gravest of need. That means we want residents’ help in deciding how out limited resources should be allocated in future to make sure our systems are as fair as they possibly can be.
 
Our Housing Allocations Scheme explains the criteria for applying for council and housing association homes and explains how applicants are prioritised. It also includes procedures on how we support households into different types of housing, including how we support homeless households into settled accommodation in the private rented sector.
 
After the consultation has finished we will produce a revised final draft of our Allocation Scheme which will be submitted to Enfield Council’s Cabinet for a decision on whether to approve the new scheme. We expect this to happen in the winter of 2017. 
 
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Housing Regeneration, Cllr Ahmet Oykener, said: “We want to develop a Housing Allocations Scheme that is as fair as possible and ensures that the people in most need of support receive it, that’s why it’s vital that residents and tenants have their say and tell us what they think on this important issue.”
 
For more information and to participate in the consultation click here or to have the consultation emailed to you click on this email link.