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Housing Allocations Consultation

Have your say on how the borough’s social and affordable rented housing is allocated to residents.

While St Helens Borough Council is no longer directly a landlord, it has a responsibility to co-ordinate the allocation of social housing in the borough and with over 8,000 applicants currently registered for re-housing, the council must set a framework that can meet the needs of residents who are in urgent circumstances and who require affordable accommodation.

In St Helens Borough social rented housing is allocated through the 'Under One Roof' portal, where applicants are categorised into bands based on their needs criteria – for example those at risk of homelessness are given higher priority than applicants seeking to move for social reasons. Once applicants become a member of Under One Roof, they can then enter up to three expressions of interest – known as ‘bids’ – based on their needs and areas of preference.

We are asking for people to comment on suggested changes for how social housing is allocated to people via an online survey:

If you would prefer to make written comments about the Housing Allocations Policy, you can email these to allocations@sthelens.gov.uk. 

The survey closes on Friday 29 October.

For more information on the proposed changes, view the Policy Document.

Get advice or assistance on housing options.

For more information on Under One Roof, visit www.u-1-r.co.uk.