Improvement Works in lieu of Local Authority Housing
The Council may repair, improve or extend existing accommodation for approved housing applicants instead of housing them in Local Authority accommodation. It should be clearly understood that the scheme relates to private houses only. The house must be owned and occupied by a family member and the applicant must be a person accepted as being in need of local authority housing. Works carried out will result in the applicant being housed in the altered dwelling and their name will be removed from the housing list. The applicant does not have to be living in the house at the time of application but the house does have to be owned by a member of the applicant’s family.
Purpose Built Accommodation for Approved Housing Applicants – Nominee Dwelling in lieu of Local Authority Housing
The Council may construct accommodation for approved housing applicants instead of housing them in Local Authority accommodation. The applicant must transfer the title of a suitable site in their possession to the Local Authority and the Council will construct a dwelling suitable for their needs. The applicant will be a tenant of the Council. The scheme applies to approved housing applicants who are within the top 100 positions of the housing list at the time of applying.