What does it do?
The allocations scheme is the housing policy we use to prioritise households that are in housing need for an offer of social housing in the Harrogate district.
The allocations scheme seeks to make best use of the low number of properties owned by the council (and partner Registered Providers of social housing) that become available to let each year.
Currently, there are seven times as many people on the Housing Waiting List as properties that become available each year. Even if you are accepted onto the Housing Waiting List, this does not guarantee that you will be made an offer of accommodation.
Only housing applicants that are eligible for housing and who qualify for an offer of accommodation, will be able to join the Housing Waiting List. If an applicant has already been accepted on the Housing Waiting List and is found to be no longer eligible and/or qualify for housing, they will be removed from the List and notified.