Our council housing allocation policy is based on nine bands with specific qualifying criteria. Your housing needs and other circumstances are assessed on the information you provide, and you will be placed in the highest band your circumstances allow. Qualifying applicants with no local connection will be placed in band 9.
Within each band applications are ranked in order from when they were accepted into that band, and not the date the original application was accepted. The following is a summary of the information relating to bands in our allocation policy, for more information please see our full policy by clicking on the link above.
All qualifying applicants will be allocated to one of the following bands according to their particular circumstances. Factors of need are explained in the section following bands.
Households accepted as homeless, management decants and other emergency cases.
Under-occupying social tenants, management transfers, applicants whose homes require major adaptation and alternative more suitable accommodation is available, and homeless prevention cases.
Applicants who are considered to have one or more factors of need from Group A.
Applicants who are considered to have two or more factors of need from Group B, or one factor of need from Group B and one or more factors of need from Group C.
Applicants who have one factor of need from Group B.
Applicants who have two or more factors of need from Group C.
Applicants who have one factor of need from Group C.
Applicants who do not have a housing need or, following a financial and need assessment, would be able to purchase a property or rent market priced housing
within the East Riding of Yorkshire which is suitable for their needs.
Applicants without a local connection to the East Riding of Yorkshire but with a 'reasonable preference' for housing in accordance with the Housing Act 1996 (as amended), for example because they are occupying insanitary housing.
Factor of need
The factor of need groups referred to above are as follows:
Urgent medical need
Applicants diagnosed with a terminal illness and needing to move to alternative accommodation, or serving or former members of the Armed and Reserve Forces who need to move because of serious injury, medical condition or disability sustained as a result of their service.
Applicants who have completed an intensive/approved resettlement programme in supported accommodation (as determined by the Housing Services Group Manager).
Use and occupation
Following the death of the tenant, occupiers of Council dwellings who under the Tenancy Policy would be granted a discretionary succession, however the current property would be under-occupied or considered unsuitable.
People with disabilities
Applicants with disabilities whose need to move to alternative accommodation is supported by Health and/or Social Services and, if appropriate, a support package is in place.
Application must be supported by Social Services and a recognised support package in place.
Welfare and Employment
applicant needs to move closer to support, as current arrangements are having a detrimental effect on the health and well-being of those involved, this
has to be with the agreement of the Head of Housing, Transportation and Public Protection
applicant needs to move to provide care/ support, as current arrangements are having a detrimental effect on the health and wellbeing of those involved,
this has to be with the agreement of the Head of Housing, Transportation and Public Protection
a move will prevent admission to residential care or hospital
applicant needs to move out of residential care to live independently, where the applicant has the capacity and a recognised support package is in place
a move will allow the adoption or fostering of a child that is the responsibility of East Riding of Yorkshire Council to take place, this has to be on the recommendation of the Director of Children, Families and Schools, in agreement with the Head of Housing, Transportation and Public Protection
applicant needs to move closer to permanent employment, where failure to meet that need would cause hardship.
Households living in accommodation designated a Category 1 hazard under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System regulations, where the owner has no recourse to funds (this includes raising monies through a loan or mortgage) to rectify the property, and where it is agreed by the Public Protection Group Manager that the most appropriate course of action is to re-house the household.
High medical need
Applicants who are either unable to use or have serious difficulty using an essential part of current residence (for example, lavatory or bathroom).
Applicants whose current home lacks either a bathroom or a kitchen/cooking facilities or where the only lavatory is external to the property; or
Households with a child aged under 10 years where the current property lacks private outdoor space, garden or yard.
Households who the Council accepts are homeless but to whom it does not owe a duty to secure settled accommodation because they are not considered to
be in priority need.
Tenants who are overcrowded and need two or more additional bedrooms
Our secure tenants, housing association and private tenants/lodgers who are overcrowded and need two or more additional bedrooms, based upon the dwelling type suitability detailed in our council housing allocation policy.
Moderate medical need
Applicants who need to move into alternative accommodation as their current housing is detrimental to health and well-being.
Our secure tenants, housing association and private tenants/lodgers who are overcrowded and need one additional bedroom based on the dwelling type suitability detailed in our council housing allocation policy.
Home-owners who are overcrowded and need one or more additional bedrooms who have no recourse to funds (this includes raising monies through a loan or mortgage).
Households who are found to be intentionally homeless.
People sharing a kitchen, bathroom or both with another household. This does not include sharing with immediate family members who will be moving with the applicant.
For more details on bands and factors of need (including exceptions to the above criteria) please see our council housing allocation policy.
When a property becomes empty, it is allocated to the applicant in the highest band (i.e. with the most housing need) and who has been in that band the longest, where the property is suitable for them in terms of size, type, location and facilities.
If you believe you have been placed in the wrong band, in accordance with our council housing allocation policy, you have the right to appeal in writing within 21 days of the decision. You must state the reasons why your band is incorrect. Appeals should be sent to:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
or email firstname.lastname@example.org