Newcastle City Council has amended its Allocation and Lettings Policy which comes into effect on 1 April 2017.
This policy sets out how council homes and a significant proportion of housing association homes are allocated in Newcastle with the overall aims of:
- Meeting housing need
- Making best use of available resources
- Contributing to sustainable and mixed communities
- Balancing competing demands
- Ensuring equitable treatment across all customer groups
The policy is a statutory function under the 1996 Housing Act, Part 6, the responsibility for which rests with the Council's Fairer Housing Unit, and delivered by Your Homes Newcastle through a sub-regional partnership 'Tyne and Wear Homes'.
This partnership includes local authorities, housing associations and private landlords operating in Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside.