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Press Release

Thursday 17 January 2013

Have your say on changes to how housing is allocated in Fareham

Fareham Borough Council is asking people to comment by Monday 11 February on proposed changes to how we allocate social housing in the Borough.

Fareham Borough Council is proposing a number of changes to the way we allocate housing in the Borough, such as only allowing people with a local connection to Fareham to join the Housing Waiting List.

Executive Member for Health and Housing, Councillor Brian Bayford said "Previously all local councils had to strictly follow national rules on how to prioritise housing. But now a change in the law has given us some flexibility to give higher priority to certain people. This consultation is an opportunity for people to help make sure we have got the new policy for allocating housing right."

Once the new policy is approved, the Council will begin to re-register existing Housing Waiting List applicants. The new policy should be up and running by the summer.

To have your say and to find out more about the changes, please visit www.fareham.gov.uk/consultation where you can read the ‘Changes to how we allocate housing explained’ leaflet and complete a short survey.

You can also call The Allocations Officer on 01329 236100 during office hours, and you will be sent a questionnaire and a pre-paid envelope to return to us.


The closing date for responses is 11 February 2013.

 

ENDS

For further information contact:

Lauren Clarke, PR and Marketing Support Officer, tel: 01329 824518
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council’s website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
 



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