The Council is proposing some changes which we think will result in our Council Housing Allocations Policy being more relevant to our communities, tenants and applicants on the waiting list.
Before making any changes to the policy it is very important to us that we understand the views of our local residents and communities.
We would also like to hear your views on issues that you feel need to be reflected in the Clackmannanshire Council Housing Allocations Policy.
Following extensive consultation on the Clackmannanshire Housing Strategy, we know that amongst the priorities for people in the County is addressing homelessness, making best use of current housing stock and maximising choice for people looking for housing in the area.
Clackmannanshire Council is reviewing the Housing Allocations Policy. Since our current policy was introduced in 2005 there have been some national changes that we need to consider when reviewing the policy.
The Scottish Social Housing Chartercame into effect from 1 April 2012 and contains a total of 16 outcomes and standards that social landlords should aim to achieve. The section of the Charter covering Access to Housing and Support contains four separate outcomes as follows:
Social landlords are responsible for meeting the standards and outcomes set out in the Charter. The Scottish Housing Regulator is responsible for monitoring, assessing and reporting on how well social landlords, individually
and collectively, achieve the Charter's outcomes. In reviewing the policy we also need to take account of local issues and priorities within Clackmannanshire.
It is important when developing a Housing Allocations Policy that there are set aims and objectives. Having aims and objectives in place makes it clear to stakeholders what we are aiming to achieve, and gives us a framework to monitor and measure how successful the policy is in terms of meeting our objectives. Part of the monitoring framework will be to publish performance information to illustrate how successful the policy is in terms of meeting the aims and objectives.
Taking into consideration the national and local issues the aims and objectives of the Clackmannanshire Council Housing Allocations Policy are:
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