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FOI 13388

Housing Register

Request

I am seeking information on application numbers and waiting lists for your council’s housing register.

Could you send me answers to these questions:


- How many households are currently registered on your housing register (and actively seeking a home)?


- How many households applied to join your housing register in the 2015-2016 financial year?


- How many of those households were accepted onto the register?


- How many of those applicants were turned down?


- What were the main reasons why they were turned down?


- What are your council’s local connection requirements?


- How many households on your housing register are transfer tenants seeking transfer to a new property?


- Does your council make direct offers of social housing? If Yes, how many direct offers were made in the 2015-2016 financial year?



- From what bands/points ranges are people on your housing register most likely to be made an offer of council housing?


- 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


Please also send me a copy of your council’s housing allocation policy.



Response

You have requested the following information:

How many households are currently registered on your housing register (and actively seeking a home)?
588. (We have no determinant for ‘actively seeking’ a home. Given the subjective nature of this part of the request it would only be an opinion, which we are not required to supply under the FOI Act 2000).

- How many households applied to join your housing register in the 2015-2016 financial year?
338

- How many of those households were accepted onto the register?
150

- How many of those applicants were turned down?
188

- What were the main reasons why they were turned down?
Not being entitled under the Allocations Policy 2014 to join. The criteria is available online within the Allocations Policy 2014 available at: www.brentwood.gov.uk/

- What are your council's local connection requirements?
This information is available online at: www.brentwood.gov.uk/

- How many households on your housing register are transfer tenants seeking transfer to a new property?
43

- Does your council make direct offers of social housing? If Yes, how many direct offers were made in the 2015-2016 financial year?
We do not hold this information.

- From what bands/points ranges are people on your housing register most likely to be made an offer of council housing?
We operate a points based system; so the person with the highest points who bids on an individual property. There is no ‘most likely to be made an offer’ category and would be opinion only. Under the FOI Act 2000 we are not obliged to provide opinion.

- 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
There is no ‘most likely to be made an offer’ category and would be opinion only. Under the FOI Act 2000 we are not obliged to provide opinion.

Please also send me a copy of your council's housing allocation policy.
This information is available online at: www.brentwood.gov.uk/