Clackmannanshire Landlords Work Together On Easier Access to Housing
Monday 16th April 2012
Clackmannanshire Council, has been working with our partners Ochil View Housing Association and Paragon Housing Association, to achieve simpler and fairer access to social rented housing in Clackmannanshire.
As from today (16th April 2012) you only need to contact one of the above landlords and complete one registration form if you wish to apply for social housing in Clackmannanshire. Once complete, the form will be shared by the three partners. If one of the landlords requires additional information to assess your housing needs they will contact the applicant direct.
Each landlord will continue to have their own housing allocations policy, however we have been working together to ensure that we have common definitions of housing need to ensure that people with the most housing need are prioritised on the housing registers.
John Gillespie, Head of Community and Regulatory Services, said: "There is a very high demand for social housing in Clackmannanshire and the supply of properties available for let is low in comparison, so we would encourage people who are applying for housing to keep their options as wide as possible and therefore consider the three landlords as an option. Implementing a Common Housing Register will ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be considered for housing by the three mainstream social landlords."
Graeme Wilson, Ochil View's Housing Services Manager said: "Today is the result of a lot of hard work over several years. We have put the interests of people in housing need at the centre of our service to make it simpler and easier to apply for a house in Clackmannanshire. We look forward to working with our partners to improve still further in the future."
Linda Duncan, Policy and Compliance Manager Paragon Housing Association said: "Our three organisations have been working in partnership for many years and I am delighted that we have successfully launched our Common Housing Register. It will enable our housing applicants to have easier access to all three housing lists. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated throughout all the stages of the development process."
If you require specialist housing there are other local landlords you may wish to consider. Our housing officers can provide advice on this issue.