FOI Request - Housing Waiting List

Request 101000149396

My husband and I have yet again gone down on the housing waiting list, can you please therefore tell me:

(1) The location of each applicant on the housing list above us.

(2) The length of time they have been on the housing list.

Response 08-05-2013

Local authorities in Scotland are required by Legislation to operate an open housing list.  This means that any person who has attained the aged of 16 years and over can apply to go on any housing list in Scotland irrespective of where they permanently reside.

The Council’s housing allocation policy currently operates three separate lists for housing.  These are the waiting list (those applicants who are seeking to be Council tenants), the transfer list (Council tenants who are seeking an alternative property) and the homeless list (those applicants who have been assessed as statutory homeless as defined by the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987, as amended.  The Council operates a quota system for each list with a variation allowed for each list of -/+ 5%.  Officers will allocate from any of these lists having regard to particular needs and the quota of allocations that have been made to date over the financial year. The quotas are set annually and for 2013/14 these are:-

Waiting list (40%), Homeless List (40%) and Transfer List (20%)

Your housing application is currently on the waiting list.  You are seeking a two bedroom ground floor property in Forres and Findhorn.  Positions on the housing list change regularly.  This is usually caused by changes in applicant circumstances and other households either entering or leaving the housing lists.  As at 8 May 2013, your application is 14th on the list for Forres and 5th on the list for Findhorn.

The location and date of application of each applicant who is above you on the waiting list for Forres is as follows:

 

Position on the ListLocationDate of Application
1Lossiemouth25 March 2013
2Edinburgh31 January 2013
3Inverness4 March 2009
4Forres19 March 2012
5Elgin24 May 2010
6Forres25 February 2013
7Forres24 September 2012
8Thurmansbang, Germany16 January 2001
9Edinburgh23 May 2011
10Forres9 November 2012
11Forres28 January 2013
12Forres14 February 1978
13Forres29 April 1999
14Forres27 October 2003

The location and date of application of each applicant who is above you on the waiting list for Findhorn is as follows:

Position on the ListLocationDate of Application
1Lochgilphead6 March 2007
2Achnasheen12 September 2013
3Forres9 January 203
4Forres19 March 2012
5Forres24 May 2010

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