Knowsley Council has begun a consultation on how social housing is allocated and are asking tenants and future tenants, residents, landlords and housing associations to have their say.
Property Pool Plus is the system used to match people with social housing and is used by Knowsley Council along with the local authorities in the Liverpool City Region.
The consultation invites residents, landlords, voluntary organisations, and housing associations to comment and provide feedback on the proposed changes to how social housing is allocated.
Social housing is allocated through several different ways – considering a resident’s qualification, choice, preference, and priority – and proposed changes are suggested to each of these.
The proposed changes plan to make social housing more accessible and readily available for those who need it most by allocating certain people with more priority based on their situation.
Some criteria that may place someone in a higher priority could include:
- People who are homeless
- Victims of domestic abuse, racial abuse or hate crime
- Members of the armed forces and reserved forces
To find out more information about the changes to the policy and to take part in the consultation, please visit the Knowsley Council website.
The consultation will take place for 12 weeks, running from 18 November 2020 to 10 February 2021.