FOI Request - Social Housing Applications and Housing Register

Request 101001369905

I am seeking information on application numbers and waiting lists for your council’s housing register.
Could you send me answers to these questions:
1- How many households are currently registered on your housing register (and actively seeking a home)?
2- How many households applied to join your housing register in the 2015-2016 financial year?
3- How many of those households were accepted onto the register?
4- How many of those applicants were turned down?
5- What were the main reasons why they were turned down?
6- What are your council’s local connection requirements?
7- How many households on your housing register are transfer tenants seeking transfer to a new property?
8- Does your council make direct offers of social housing? If Yes, how many direct offers were made in the 2015-2016 financial year?
9- From what bands/points ranges are people on your housing register most likely to be made an offer of council housing?
10- In those “most likely to be made an offer” bands/points ranges:
What was the median waiting time for an eligible household in 2015-2016 for:
• A one bedroom home
• A two bedroom home
• A three bedroom home
• A four bedroom home
11 Please also send me a copy of your council’s housing allocation policy.

Response 06-12-2016

1.

Rehousing List as at 01/12/2016

Number

Waiting List

2902

Transfer List

503

Homeless List

134

Total

3539

2.  Number of new applicants added to housing list in year 2015-16 = 1938

3. 4. & 5. All applications are accepted onto our register.  Anyone over the age of 16 can apply for housing and will be placed on the housing list, in line with our Allocation Policy.

6. This information is available on the the Moray Council website and is therefore exempt under Section 25(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. For ease of reference please find a link to the webpage here.

7.  503 

8.  706

9.  Points are awarded for different circumstances, and the number of points decides the position on the housing list.  The only exception to this is for the homeless list where the position on the list is based on the date we received the application. 

The following table shows the points levels for those accepting offers of accommodation during 2015/16.

Points Waiting List Transfer List Homeless List

Total

1000+

0

0

0

0

900-999

0

0

0

0

600-699

3

1

0

4

500-599

7

4

0

11

400-499

17

5

0

22

300-399

62

13

0

75

200-299

59

22

0

81

100-199

41

43

0

84

0-99

4

10

189

203

Total

193

98

189

480

10. For those accepting offers of accommodation the median waiting time was as follows:

A one bedroom home = 260 days (includes bedsits)

A two bedroom home= 314 days

A three bedroom home= 485 days

A four bedroom home= 360 days

+ We allocated one 7 bedroom home = 366 days

11. This information is available on the the Moray Council website and is therefore exempt under Section 25(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. For ease of reference please find a link to the webpage here.

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