Temporary Changes to Allocations

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Published: 09/04/2020

The current Government guidance is that everyone should delay moving home if they can, during lockdown.  

Read the guidance here

This means that we will not approve any mutual exchanges at the moment, and we have made some temporary changes to how we will allocate available properties. 

Clearly we do not expect to have many available properties in the next few weeks, but we will still be advertising and allocating any that we do have.  Priority will be given to those with a Homeless (Platinum) Priority Pass.  We will only let new tenants move in straight away if they have used this type of Priority Pass, otherwise they will have to wait until restrictions have been lifted before they can move in. 

Once the lockdown is over, if this results in a significant increase in allocations to homeless households, we will increase the number of non-homeless allocations until the proportion of allocations over the year is back to 50/50 – half to homeless households, and half to households with other levels of priority.

We will keep tenants and applicants up to date with any new information, new guidance and any further changes on our Facebook page, and the news section on elha.com.

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