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1

What are the local authorities?

They are the main provider of social housing for individuals and families who cannot afford to buy their own homes or to rent privately

2

Who does the local authorities provide social housing for?

Individuals and families who cannot afford to buy their own homes or to rent privately

3

How is social housing allocated?

According to eligibility and need

4

Explain how social housing is allocated based on eligibility
(2)

Individuals or families must satisfy an income criteria by earning below an agreed annual income limit

They must show that they do not have suitable alternative accommodation

5

How does a family/individual satisfy an income criteria?

By earning below an agreed annual income limit

6

Explain how social housing is allocated based on need.
(6)

The current accommodation is considered when determining the need for social housing

Is the current housing fit for human habitation?
Is the current housing overcrowded?
Is the current housing unsuitable for an individual with a disability?

According to this they may be considered for social housing

Those in institutions, emergency accommodation or hostels are given priority

7

What is considered when determining the need for social housing?
(3)

Is the current housing fit for human habitation?

Is the current housing overcrowded?

Is the current housing unsuitable for an individual with a disability?

8

Who is given priority over social housing?

Those living in institutions, emergency accommodation or hostels

9

What happens is a person is eligible and in need of local authority housing?
(2)

They are placed on a waiting list known as a record of qualified households

They are allocated a house as it becomes available

10

When can a person be placed on the waiting list for social housing?

If they are eligible and in need

11

What is the waiting list for social housing called?

The record of qualified households

12

How is rent in social housing determined?

Rent is charged based on the individual household's/individual's ability to pay

13

Other than offering social housing, what types of housing do the local authorities offer?
(4)

Housing Assistance Payment (HAP)

Mortgage Allowance Scheme

Home Choice Loan

Incremental Purchase Scheme