At a recent
meeting of Kettering Borough Council’s ruling Executive Committee, they
considered a report to amend the Keyways Housing Allocation Scheme.
The item was
brought forward in response to the rapidly rising numbers of homeless
households, and the very limited number of council houses available.
suggested to totally remove people from the list with no realistic prospect of
re-housing because of the shortage (currently people are banded A, B or C
depending on their need). This would have removed 55 households from the
waiting list and while these households currently have very little hope of
being re-housed in these difficult times, while on the list they at least did have
We felt that
was completely wrong, and seemed to be an exercise designed to simply reduce
the number of people on the waiting list by manipulating the figures and would
go completely against the aim of ‘creating & maintaining sustainable
communities’ in social housing estates and I was given permission to share my
views to the committee.
following debate it was agreed that this bit of the changes would be withdrawn,
and those residents in Band C would remain on the register.