FOI Request - Housing Waiting Lists (1)

Request 101000387000

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful if you could please send me information regarding housing waiting lists in your council area:

1. The total number of housing applications on the local authority’s waiting list register - or any register you share membership/ownership of with other social landlords – as of October 1, 2015
a. Of these applications, how many have been on the waiting list register for
i. Up to 2 years
ii. From 2 to 5 years
iii. From 5-10 years
iv. Greater than 10 years
b. Of these applications, how many people are there as of October 1, 2015 who are
i. Up to the age of 10
ii. Between 10 and 18 years old
iii. Between 19 and 65 years old
iv. Older than 65 years old

2. What is the maximum amount of time someone has been on a waiting list for? (Please provide the longest 10 waiting times).

Response 13-11-2015

1a) Information from our Housing Waiting List ''As at'' 21/10/2015 (the list status changes daily, we are unable to provide historical data for 01/10/2015)

                                  Live            Call to Advise        Waiting Info        Pending       Pending Investigation         Suspended        Total

Up to 2 years             1659             34                          181                        57                76                                         94                      2101 

2-5 years                    642              20                          14                           4                 11                                         21                       712

5-10 years                  110              30                           5                            1                  4                                          0                         150

10+ years                    46                56                          0                             0                 0                                          1                          103             

Total                          2457            140                        200                          62               91                                        116                      3066

NB:

  • call to advise status applicants are on the list but do not wish to be considered for an offer at this time. They can change their status at any time and are contacted annually to ensure this is still the case
  • 1 case currently suspended 10 years+, is due to two reasonable offers of housing being refused. Application is suspended from receiving offers for 6 months.
  • The council also operates a separate Transfer List for existing tenants looking to move, which had 491 applicants as at 21/10/15

1b) Information from our Housing Waiting List ''As At'' 21/10/2015

Main applicants and family

Up to age 10          1350

10-18                     860

19-65                     3894

65+                        526

Total                      6630              

2. Information from our Housing List Status ''As At'' 21/10/2015

Initial Registration Date Status Application Time on List - Years
23/7/1957 Call to advise 59.3
17/7/1975 Call to advise 40.3
07/10/1975 Call to advise 40.1
18/8/1978 Call to advise 37.2
10/9/1979 Call to advise 36.1
25/5/1982 Suspended - see note below 33.4
23/3/1983 Call to advise 32.6
9/11/1983 Call to advise 32.0
28/4/1987 Call to advise 28.5
17/2/1988 Call to advise 27.7

NB: Call to advise and suspended are on list but not being considered for offers

Oldest 10 Considered for Offers

Application Received Date Status Application Tine on List - Years
02/5/1989 Live 26.5
02/5/1989 Live 26.5
12/3/1991 Live 24.6
23/8/1995 Live 20.2
15/7/1996 Live 19.3
15/7/1996 Live 19.3
16/7/1996 Live 19.3
17/7/1996 Live 19.3
2/8/1996 Live 19.2
4/8/1996 Live 19.2

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