Allocations Policy Review 2023

We are reviewing our Allocations Policy.

We have a legal duty to consult on and set out how we will prioritise the allocation of houses, transfers and exchanges and publish our rules. We recently consulted with tenants, applicants and key stakeholders on the proposed changes.  The consultation has now closed.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to give their opinions.

What are the proposed changes?

We have identified areas of our current Allocation Policy which, if changed, would improve our allocations process and address some of the pressures identified in the Moray Housing Need and Demand Assessment (HNDA).  These include: 

  • :Awarding points to applicants who are transferring as part of the tenant incentive scheme
  • Awarding of points to applicants who experience domestic abuse
  • Increasing the points for applicants who are key workers
  • Removing the award of need to reside points
  • Awarding points for care and support
  • Amending the criteria for the award of functional assessment points
  • Prioritising under occupation of social housing points to transfer applicants
  • Extending the timeframe for the award of points for the loss of tied accommodation

You can read the revised Allocations Policy.

You can read the “easy read” version of the revised Allocations Policy.


What happens when the consultation ends?

The consultation has now closed.  We had a large number of responses.  Thank you!  We will review and consider all of the feedback.  We will prepare a revised draft Allocations Policy which will be presented to the Council’s Housing and Community Safety Committee in February 2024.  Our report to Committee will also include the outcome of the consultation.  Elected Members will make a final decision on the changes proposed.  Following Committee approval, we hope to implement the revised Allocations Policy in April 2024.

More information

If you have any questions, want more information or you need a paper copy of the consultation, please email

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