Nigel Long

Liberal Democrat Campaigner for St. Mary's Ward, Andover Learn more

Have your say on changes to Social Housing

by nigellong on 19 October, 2012

Hampshire Home Choice (HHC) is encouraging residents to have their say on proposed changes to the provision of social housing.

Changes to the law following the introduction of the localism act 2011, Armed Forces Regulations 2012 & the impending Welfare Reform Act 2012 will affect who can apply for social housing, how people are prioritised & the benefits system as a whole.

HCC, which is managed by Test Valley Borough Council, East Hampshire District Council, Havant Borough Council & Winchester City Council, advertises all social housing in the four Council areas. It is asking residents to complete an online survey which will help inform changes to the HCC allocation policy. The policy will set out conditions for the organistions provision of social housing across the country to ensure homes go to those most in need. Survey questions include whether there should be a maximum total income & savings threshold for individuals, couples & families to be allowed on the housing register &who – if anyone – should be given priority for social housing.

“There are some difficult decisions to be made around the provision of social housing, so it is very important that residents have their say on changes that might affect them”.

Residents have until Friday 30 th November to complete the survey, which is available online at: www.testvalley.gov.uk/resident/benefitsandcounciltax/council-tax-support-consultation/

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