Decision details

Approval of revisions to the Royal Borough of Greenwich Housing Allocations Scheme

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

Approved preliminary revisions to the Royal Borough of Greenwich Housing Allocations scheme (the scheme) that have been informed by a comprehensive public consultation as set out in paragraph 3.4 and Appendix 1 of the report.

 

Agreed that Officers will submit a second report to Cabinet proposing further, final changes later in 2024.

 

Approved a 1 year pilot of an increase in the downsizing incentive from £350 per room to £1,000 per room plus reasonable removal costs. This will be offered to both RBG and housing association tenants.

 

Approved a 1 year pilot of an additional incentive of £500 to encourage the use of the Mutual Exchange Schemes by downsizers instead of the housing register.

 

Approved the new role of Under Occupation Advisor and associated funding.

Report author: Ian Wall

Publication date: 14/05/2024

Date of decision: 13/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 13/03/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/03/2024

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