Correspondence

Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2018

This letter notifies local authorities of changes to the housing eligibility regulations which come into force on 1 November 2018.

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Letter to local authorities (11 October 2018)

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The Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2018 were laid on 11 October 2018 and will come into force on 1 November 2018.

The regulations amend the Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) Regulations 2006 to provide that persons who have been transferred to the United Kingdom to reunite with their family and have leave to remain under paragraph 352J of the Immigration Rules (‘Calais leave’), are eligible for social housing and homelessness assistance provided they meet the habitual residence test.

The department wrote to chief executives, chief housing officers and chief officers of children’s services about the amending regulations on 11 October 2018.

Published 15 October 2018