WILTSHIRE'S ALLOCATION POLICY REVIEW
Wiltshire’s allocation policy is currently being reviewed as a response to changes in legislation in the Localism Act 2011 and the changes to Housing Benefit entitlement contained within the Welfare Reform Act 2012. As part of the review process we are consulting on the drafting of this policy. To help you comment on the proposals we have put together a feedback questionnaire for you to complete and return either online or by post.
The consultation documents are available on the council’s public website:
WELFARE REFORM ACT 2012
This government change to welfare is designed to simplify the benefit system and encourage people to work.
It will affect many people across the country and if you are in receipt of benefit, or an employer, then it will affect you too.
For further information please visit Wiltshire Council's website:
HOMES 4 WILTSHIRE POLICY
You may be aware that there are national changes being made to the way in which housing is allocated and you will now notice changes to the way in which properties are advertised through Homes 4 Wiltshire. The government will be making more information available to us about the new changes and we will pass this on to you as quickly as possible. For the latest information please check the Affordable Rent section on this website.
If you want to apply for housing you can do so by applying online. If you already have an active application and wish to advise Homes 4 Wiltshire of a change of circumstances, you can do this by logging into your account online and using the ‘Update your application’ section. Once you have updated your application, these changes will then need to be approved by Homes 4 Wiltshire before they take effect and you will then be notified of the outcome.
In order for your application to be activated, you must provide the following proofs:
And as applicable, the following information:
If you have the facility to scan your documents, please email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, electronic copies are acceptable. However, please be advised that Homes 4 Wiltshire reserves the right to ask for original documents, if required.
Please ensure that your name, address and date of birth are on every document that you send in. Please return to the below address.
Homes 4 Wiltshire
Once you have an active application with Homes 4 Wiltshire you will need to keep us up-to-date with any change in your circumstances or contact details. You can update us with this information by logging into your account online and using the ‘Update your application’ section.
Once you have updated your application, these changes will then need to be approved by Homes 4 Wiltshire before they take effect and you will then be notified of the outcome.
If Homes 4 Wiltshire cannot contact you and/or have reason to believe your application may be out of date, your application will be suspended until the details can be confirmed. You will not be able to bid while your application is suspended. If you think your application is suspended, you must contact the office on 01380 734 734 to update the information and have your application re-activated.
Each year we will contact you, either in writing or via your online account to confirm that you still wish to stay on the housing register and that your circumstances have not changed. If you fail to respond to Homes 4 Wiltshire, then your application will be cancelled. It is therefore, essential that you notify us of any changes in your circumstances, including your address.