Lichfield District Homes
New housing allocation scheme
Alongside the launch of Lichfield District Homes, we have also made some changes to the way that we prioritise the allocation of social homes.
Because there is a shortage of social homes to rent within Lichfield District, our allocation scheme has been designed to give priority to applicants in the greatest level of housing need and to make the best use of the social homes available.
The change of allocations policy may mean that a small number of people currently registered will be not be eligible under the new scheme. Anyone not eligible to register with Lichfield District Homes may still be able to register directly with housing providers.
If accepted onto the Lichfield District Homes register, which ever band residents qualify for under the new allocations policy, their Homes Direct band effective date will be honoured.
The scheme has been developed with a view to meeting the following principles:
- Having a clear, transparent and accountable system for assessing applicants and allocating homes in a way that is easy to understand and administer.
- Awarding preference to those in greatest housing need to make the best use of limited number of social homes available.
- Taking into account local priorities and support our Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy.
- Maximising opportunities for applicants to make informed choices by providing good information on rehousing prospects including alternative housing options.
- Developing positive working relationships with other agencies to identify and meet housing need to create sustainable tenancies.
- Provide tenancy support, where we can, to mitigate the risk of tenancy failures and prevent repeat homelessness.
- Supporting the development and sustainability of thriving communities.