Single Housing Registers in Conwy and Flintshire Tuesday 26 May 2015
The way that you apply for social housing and how homes are allocated in Conwy and Flintshire has changed.
Flintshire County Council, Conwy County Borough Council and all the Housing Associations in the two counties are working in partnership to make it easier for people to apply for social housing.
There’s now just one housing register in each county and all properties are allocated from that single register. Previously the Councils and each housing association had their own housing registers and prospective tenants had to apply to each separately.
The new system aims to make it easier to apply for social housing and make the housing register easier to understand.
Under the new system, people who apply for social housing will be assessed to see if they meet certain statutory criteria, which will determine their level of housing need.
They will also be assessed as to their local connection with the area and community in which they want to live. The new system has a number of bands and only those people in the greatest and most urgent need will be in the higher bands and therefore get priority for housing.
Housing Solutions will offer and discuss the best housing options with each customer depending on their circumstances. Advice will cover the whole range of affordable housing options, including social housing, private rented accommodation, home ownership and other available alternatives.
Cllr Phil Edwards, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Communities said, “There is a shortage of social housing and this new approach will help us provide a range of realistic options for people; to help them secure housing in the areas they want, by exploring the range of options available in the county.”
Councillor Helen Brown, Cabinet Member for Housing at Flintshire County Council, said, “The new system also applies to those on one of the previous separate waiting lists. We have written to all applicants explaining the new system and asking if they want to be considered for the new list.”
If you are applying for a home in Flintshire or Conwy, you must make an application to:
Conwy: Conwy Housing Solutions 0300 1240050 www.conwyhousing.co.uk
Flintshire: Flintshire Housing Solutions 01352 703777 www.flintshirehousing.co.uk
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