Consultation prior to reviewing the Common Allocations Policy.
The main purpose of the consultation will be to identify whether community connection should be included within the Common Housing Allocation Policy.
Housing Services are eager to contribute towards sustainable communities through ensuring that family and community connections are maintained. Our intention is to review the Common Housing Allocation Policy in order to see if our current policy contributes towards sustainable communities.
In order to be eligible to be on the Common Housing Register a person needs to be in housing need, which is currently defined within the Housing Act 1996 whilst local connection is part of the Housing Act 2014.
There is currently an ask that any applicant has a minimum 5 year connection with the island. If a person does not have a connection to the island but they have a housing need, they will be in a lower band.
Applicants do not have to have a connection to a specific parish / village or town as they can be considered for any area where we have social housing stock.
The new policy will be relevant to the properties of Isle of Anglesey County Council, Grŵp Cynefin, Clwyd Alyn and North Wales Housing.
We are eager to hear your opinion and comments on the Common Housing Allocations Policy, so we are therefore undertaking an eight-week consultation which will start on the 17th of June 2019, ending on the 5th of August 2019.
You can respond to this consultation by providing any comments through our online consultation below.
What is “community connection”?
Community connection will be considered as living in the specific electoral ward continuously for a period of 5 years.
There are 11 electoral wards on Anglesey.
If community connection is included within the Common Housing Allocation Policy, the applications in each band will appear in the following order:
- Firstly, applications with a connection with the ward where the property to be allocated is located will appear. These will be ordered by the application received date.
- Then applications that do not have a connection with the ward in which the property to be allocated is located will appear. Again they will be ordered by the application received date.
Connection with the Island will remain the same.
What is “housing need”?
A list of situations that would put an individual in housing need can be seen from page 40 onwards of the Common Housing Allocations Policy – July 2016.
Your contribution to the consultation will be used by Housing Services solely for the purpose of gathering views on the Common Housing Allocations Policy.
Further information can be found on our Privacy Notice, or you can request a hard copy by telephoning Housing Customer Services on 01248 750057.
Online questionnaire – reviewing the Lettings Policy