Housing Options in Dundee - How we let our houses

Housing Options in Dundee - How we let our houses container

Housing Options in Dundee - How we let our houses content

The allocation of our housing is based on housing need as defined under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001.

Dundee Common Housing Register Allocation Policy (408KB PDF)

Our applicants are divided into the following four groups depending on their current circumstances and need:

  • Homeless
  • General Needs
  • Transfer

Homeless
This group contains applicants who have been assessed by our Homeless Services Staff as having a priority need under current homelessness legislation. In addition this group contains applicants leaving prison, those living in 'tied' accommodation and people leaving HM Forces.

General Needs
This includes applicants who do not have a tenancy with the Council or a Housing Association. Applicants will be prioritised according to a medical need, a social need, those who are living in overcrowded conditions those living in sub-standard housing conditions and applicants who are staying with family and friends or as lodgers or sub-tenants. The General Needs Group also includes applicants who are owners or tenants of private landlords adequately housed with no housing need. These applicants have no points and will be placed in date order of application.

Transfer
This includes applicants who currently hold a tenancy in Council or Housing Association accommodation within Dundee. Applicants will be prioritised according to a medical need, a social need, those who are living in overcrowded conditions or under-occupying property, those living in sub-standard housing conditions. This group includes transfers required as part of the City Council's redevelopment programme. The Transfer Group also includes applicants adequately housed with no housing need. These applicants have no points and will be placed in date order of application.

Summary of Points Awards and Targets
Applicants placed in the General Needs and Transfer group can be given multiple points if it is assessed as having more than one need (eg if an applicant is living in overcrowded conditions and has a medical priority, they will be given points for both needs).   Applicants placed in the Homeless group can only have medical points added to their homelessness group

Applicants can only be placed in one group.

Points Group

 

Number of Points

Targets

 

 

 

 

 

Homeless Group

Homeless

70

 

 

 

 

 

55%

People in Tied Accommodation with a Notice to Quit (not assessed as in priority need under the homeless legislation)

70

People who have been released from prison or who are within 6 months of their anticipated release date

70

Members of HM Forces who are within 9 months of their anticipated date of discharge

70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Needs

Housing which is Below the Tolerable Standard

70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20%

Overcrowded - require one additional bedrooms

40

Overcrowded - require two or more additional bedrooms

70

Medical - Low

20

Medical - Medium

40

Medical - High

70

Social Needs

40

Non householders – sharing Want own Tenancy

10

Non Householders - Sharing Facilities

20

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers

Housing which is Below the Tolerable Standard

70

 

 

 

 

 

25%

Redevelopment

70

Overcrowded - require one additional bedroom

40

Overcrowded - require two or more bedrooms

70

Under Occupied - 1 bedroom more than needed.

40

Under Occupied - 2 bedroom more than needed.

70

Medical  - Low

20

Medical - Medium

40

Medical - High

70

Social Need

40