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May

Changes to Allocation Policy

The Association has reviewed the Allocation Policy following the introduction of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014.

Following consultation with tenants and applicants, Castlehill has reviewed its Allocation Policy and made some changes. These come into force from the 1st of May 2019.  Amongst them is the introduction of a bronze medical priority pass, and a silver plus priority pass for applicants threatened with homelessness.

The new bronze medical priority pass recognises applicants whose current accommodation is mildly or moderately affecting their health.  Medical priority is awarded based on an existing health condition being made worse by an applicant’s current accommodation.  For example, if an applicant has mobility issues and their current accommodation is on the second floor. The new silver plus pass replaces the current silver impending homeless pass and tries to help applicants avoid having to go down the homelessness route. This pass is for applicants who are threatened with homelessness, for example where an applicant has been served with a Notice To Quit from their current landlord or is leaving armed forces and tied accommodation.

If you would like any information about applying for housing or how to bid for our advertised properties, please contact the Homehunt Administrators on 01224 628101 or email homehuntnes@castlehillha.co.uk