Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Allocation of Social Housing for 2022/23.
1.1 That the Cabinet Member for Housing agrees:
1.1.1 The approach to social lettings set out in table 5 and Appendix B
1.1.2 The changes to the Allocation Scheme outlined in 6.1–6.14
1.1.3 To a consultation being carried out on homeless households owed the Relief Duty being able to join the council’s Housing Register as outlined in 6.2-6.6 and that following the consultation the decision to make the necessary changes to the Allocations Scheme is delegated to the Director of Housing, in conjunction with the Cabinet Member for Housing.
1.1.4 The updated Accommodation Procurement Policy Action Plan 2022/23 in Appendix D.
1.1.5 The rebranding of the council’s intermediate housing service from Home Ownership Westminster to Homes for Westminster for the reasons set out in section 6.21-6.27.
2 Reasons for Decision
2.1 The council’s Housing Allocation Scheme is read alongside the annual Supply and Allocation of Social Housing Report, which sets out the proportion of social housing the council expects to let to the different groups in need. These lettings projections are needed to guide the approach to lettings during the year.
2.2 This Report is also needed in order to consider and update wider policies relating to the allocation of social and private housing for households on the council’s housing register and to update any policy changes in relation to intermediate housing.
Publication date: 07/10/2022
Date of decision: 07/10/2022
Effective from: 15/10/2022