Housing Allocations Policy 2019

Closed 25 Oct 2019

Opened 3 Sep 2019

Overview

Have your say to help shape City of Wolverhampton's Housing Allocations Policy which determines how Council homes are allocated.

We have developed  a draft policy in response to changing legislation and local housing need in the City. The changes being put forward have been shaped by new objectives that seek to:

  • Ensure people in the greatest housing need have the best opportunity to access housing that meets their needs.
  • Make use of the full range of housing that becomes available to rent, including private rented property to prevent and relieve homelessness.
  • Make the best use of social housing so the right types and sizes of homes are available for those that need them.
  • Be realistic about the homes that become available to rent, so people can make informed decisions about their housing choices to help reduce the time they are waiting for a home.
  • Ensure that the Council meets its legal duties and corporate responsibilities.

A full copy of the draft Allocations Policy, as well as a summary can be accessed below.

Why We Are Consulting

We invite your comments to make sure we've considered a wide range of views, which will help shape the final version of the Allocations Policy, to determine who can access the housing register and what priority they will receive.

To provide your views please complete the online survey.

If you would like to share some general views on the proposed changes you can do so by emailing housing.strategy@wolverhampton.gov.uk or writing to us at:

Housing Strategy, Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SH

The survey closes on Friday 25 October 2019. We would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to share your views with us.

What Happens Next

We will publish a response to the consultation alongside the new Housing Allocations Policy. Here you will see how we have considered your comments.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Tenants / Residents associations
  • Voluntary and third sector organisations
  • Community groups
  • Faith / Religious groups
  • Citizens' Panel
  • Professionals and professional bodies
  • All residents
  • Children / Young People
  • Parents, Carers and Guardians
  • Adults
  • Minority ethnic people
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people (LGBT)
  • Older people
  • People with disabilities
  • Service users (current or previous)
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • Housing tenants
  • Teaching / Educational staff

Interests

  • Children's social care and safeguarding
  • Housing
  • Homelessness
  • Fuel poverty
  • Private landlords
  • Housing benefit
  • Community safety
  • Adult social care and safeguarding