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FOI 11361

Housing Lists

Request

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I am contacting you from Muscular Dystrophy UK. You may have already received a previous request for information from us concerning accessible housing, and we would be grateful if you could provide us with some additional information outlined below:



1. How many applicants requiring a wheelchair accessible property are on your waiting list?



2. How many unoccupied wheelchair accessible properties are there currently available for bidding in your local authority area?



3. Does your local authority operate a policy whereby people registering on your Housing Register must have lived within the local authority area for a minimum period of time?



4. If yes, how long is this period?

Response


1. How many applicants requiring wheelchair accessible property are on your waiting list

3

2. How many unoccupied wheelchair accessible properties are there currently available for bidding in your local area

0

3. Does your local authority operate a policy whereby people registering on your housing register must have lived within the local authority area for a minimum period of time.

Yes, the following criteria applies

6 out of last 12 months current residency
3 out of the last 5 years former residency
Current employment in the Borough and for 2 years
Strong family connection who have resided in the Borough for 5 years, ie mother, father, brother, sister

No local connection requirement for members of the armed forces