FOI Request Housing Allocation Meetings

Request 101001712456

I would like to know the name of the committee that meets to consider changes to the council’s Housing Allocation Scheme, how often it meets to perform this task and a list of the dates of its past meetings for the past 3 years (or for a reasonable period if 3 years of data is not available).

Response 19-01-2018

The Communities Committee is responsible for considering any changes to the current Allocations Policy. This committee meets 6 times per year but not solely to discuss changes to the Allocations Policy.

Since the current Allocations Policy was introduced in April 2014, there has only been one amendment of note. We have changed from using a model where applicants could gain points for medical reasons to one where their functional ability in their current accommodation is assessed.

This was discussed twice at the Communities Committee (http://www.moray.gov.uk/minutes/data/CC20161108A00.pdf  & http://www.moray.gov.uk/minutes/data/CC20170307A00.pdf)  before it was agreed and went live on 1st April 2017.

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