You are invited to give your feedback on proposed changes to Bexley's Housing Allocations Policy.
The current Housing Allocations Policy was introduced in June 2013. It was agreed that a review would take place to identity any further changes required.
A review of the policy has now taken place and the Council is seeking your views on five proposed changes, which are:
1. Increase prior residency rule from 2 years to 5 years.
2. Encourage downsizing by increasing priority to under-occupiers
3. Greater use of out-of-borough private / social rented accommodation for homeless households.
4. Additional priority to homeless clients in emergency accommodation
5. Increased priority for social needs cases
The proposed changes will allow Bexley to best allocate properties to meet the identified housing pressures facing the borough.
More information about these changes is contained in our feedback survey:Housing Allocations Policy Consultation 2015 (Opens in a new window)
The closing date for feedback is Friday 13 November 2015.
Available Housing Association homes in Bexley are advertised on Bexley HomeChoice so that those on the Housing Register can place bids on homes that are suitable and that they would like to live in.
If you are not currently on the Housing Register but would like to apply to Bexley for a home, please select the Forms and Information Section on the left and download an Application Form or use the Contact Form option above to request a paper copy of the form and this will be sent to you.
Please note, there are far more people looking for Housing Association homes in Bexley than we can help so you might like to consider the alternatives to waiting for a Housing Association home. Please see the Housing Options section for more information on choices available to you.
The bidding cycle runs from midnight Wednesday night/Thursday morning and closes at 11.59pm on a Monday. You can place up to 5 bids for suitable homes in this time. Don't forget, you should only bid on homes that you would like to live in, you do not have to use all 5 bids every week.
See the latest newsletter with details of homes available here.
A copy of the weekly newsletter will be displayed in all Bexley Libraries and members are able to use Library computers to view available homes and place bids. Information about your local Library with opening times, locations, all Library services and details of how to join can be found here.
If you need assistance in using Bexley HomeChoice, please see the Forms and Information section for easy to read user guides. If you still require assistance please contact the Bexley Allocations Service. You can see how by selecting the How to Contact Us section.
Shared ownership can be an option for many who are finding it hard to get on the property ladder. There are a number of shared ownership properties available within Bexley and South East London, for more information use the left hand tab Housing Options