Decision details


Decision Maker: Argyll and Bute Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council gave consideration to a report providing detail on proposed changes to the HOMEArgyll lettings policy which would assist with a more streamlined approach to providing permanent accommodation for homeless households.




The Council approved –


1.    the following HOMEArgyll proposed policy changes:-


  • Reduce the number of permanent offers of housing from two to one for households who have the maximum 200 point urgent housing need award.


  • If the HOMEArgyll partners identify a particular pressure in the housing market the policy will address this by creating flexibility in the allocations process to assist to alleviate the identified pressure. This will only apply if the identified pressure in the housing market affects households with the maximum 200-point award under the policy.


2.    that a formal Council request be put to the HOMEArgyll Registered Social Landlords to increase the percentage of allocations to statutory homeless households from 50% to 60% while there are households in unsuitable temporary accommodation.


(Reference:  Report by Executive Director with responsibility for Development and Economic Growth dated August 2023, submitted)


Publication date: 06/10/2023

Date of decision: 28/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 28/09/2023 - Argyll and Bute Council

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