HomeOption gives more choice about where you want to live. In the past the Council or Housing Association would make an offer of accommodation when your turn had been reached in an area of your choice. Now you will have the chance to express an interest in a property which is suitable for your needs when it becomes available.
The Government is reducing the amount of housing benefit some people can claim, to find out if this might affect you please click here
Uttlesford District Council
Following a period of consultation Uttlesford District Council has recently reviewed and amended its Allocation Policy. The new policy will replace the existing policy as from 1st April 2013. A copy of the new allocations policy can be found here – Housing Allocation Scheme (PDF 117KB).
The policy sets out how applications will be prioritised and what procedures will be followed in allocating housing.
If your housing application was assessed before the 1st April 2013 under the old allocations policy, the application will be re-assessed in line with the new allocations policy. If your banding assessment changes you will be notified in writing.
Epping Forest Council
Epping Forest District Council is consulting on its revised Housing Allocations Scheme and new Tenancy Policy. For further details click here.
East Herts Council
In response to Government changes in policy and legislation East Herts District Council has revised its Housing Register and Allocations Policy. From the 1st May 2013 all new applications to join the Housing Register, will be assessed with regards to whether they are eligible or qualify for the Housing Register and the number of points their application be awarded, under the new policy.
Existing applicants on the Housing Register will remain on the register with their current points and they will not need, at this time, to re-register. However, when an existing applicant fills in a change of circumstances form, for example because they have moved house, their application will be re-assessed under the new policy. Please be advised that existing applicants who no longer meet the eligibility and qualification criteria under the new policy will be removed from the Housing Register. In addition the award of points maybe amended to reflect the current policy.
A full version of the Housing Register and Allocations policy is available to view Click Here
Flexicare housing - your own home, not in a home
Riversmead Housing Association’s flexicare housing schemes, Bircherley Court and Calton Court in Hertford, enable older people to live independently in their own home whilst receiving onsite care and support tailored to suit their changing needs. Click here for more information.
To see recent amendments to Brentwood Borough Council's current allocations policy click here for more information.
To see recent amendments to CHP’s Allocations & Lettings Policy click here for more information.
A new advice website has been launched called 'My Advice Gateway'. The Gateway is a free resource to help you quickly find the information you need to claim benefits, access help and support or look for a job or training opportunities. To visit the site please click here.
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