Correspondence

Housing allocations: members of the armed forces

This circular is issued by the Secretary of State to housing authorities in England under s169 of the Housing Act 1996. The circular provides…

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This circular is issued by the Secretary of State to housing authorities in England under s169 of the Housing Act 1996.

The circular provides guidance for authorities when framing their allocation scheme to provide for applications from serving and former members of the Armed Forces and gives effect to a commitment in The Nation’s Commitment: Cross-Government Support to our Armed Forces, their Families and Veterans, the Command Paper issued by the Ministry of Defence in July 2008.

Housing authorities are required to have regard to the guidance in exercising their functions under Part 6 of the 1996 Act.