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Housing Allocation Policy

​​ ​​​The key aims and objectives of the Housing Allocation Policy are to:

  • Contribute to the development of sustainable communities.
  • Maximise the use of housing stock within the borough.
  • Assist the council and its partners in meeting statutory duties and corporate aims.
  • Prevent people becoming statutory homeless.
  • Meet national, regional, sub regional and local priorities.
  • Provide flexible and affordable accommodation options which meet needs and expectations.
  • Maximise choice for applicants.
  • Make the housing process and its policies more accessible to customers.
  • Let council and other registered provider's accommodation fairly and in an open and transparent way.
  • Meet responsibilities towards the borough's residents.
  • Minimise property void periods.
  • Seek to promote social inclusion.
  • Promote and achieve equality of opportunity.

This policy was reviewed and updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2018.

Housing Allocation Policy (271kb pdf)


0300 303 8874

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.

Strategic Housing Service
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU