Thursday, 21 January 2010

Choice Based lettings

I attended a presentation on Choice Based lettings today.

This new system moves Away from the traditional points base allocation scheme, and gives people applying for housing a say in where they live. It empowers applicants to play an active role in choosing their home. On joining the scheme applicants are advised of which band they are in and the date from which their date on the register will start. Anyone registered for housing will be able to make a bid for any property they would like to be offered.

Properties are allocated to the bidder in the highest band with the longest waiting time. The results of bids will be published so that everyone can see where the winning bidder stood in the system

Properties available for letting will be advertised on a weekly basis, and anyone registered for housing will be able to make a bid for any property within their band that they would like to be offered.

The system make for better transparency all round, and should provide better data on the housing list situation.

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So far the feedback from the users of the system has been good. It will be interesting to see how it develops, and what further feedback the council gets when the system is fully functional at the end of this month.

1 comment:

  1. SOunds very interesting and a good idea. I may follow this one up