Have your say on the social housing change in Havant, Waterlooville and east Hampshire

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Have your say

PEOPLE are being encouraged to have their say on proposed changes to social housing.

Changes to the law following the introduction of the Localism Act 2011, Armed Forces Regulations 2012 and the impending Welfare Reform Act 2012, will affect who can apply for social housing, how people are prioritised and the benefits system as a whole.

People are being asked to complete a survey for Hampshire Home Choice (HHC) which will help inform changes to the HHC Allocations Policy.

HHC, which is managed by Test Valley Borough Council, East Hampshire District Council, Havant Borough Council and Winchester City Council, advertises all social housing in the four council areas.

Elizabeth Wallington, Hampshire Home Choice manager, said: ‘There are some difficult decisions to be made around the provision of social housing so it is incredibly important that residents are able to have their say on changes that might affect them.’

Residents have until Friday, November 30 to complete the survey, which is available at surveymonkey.com/s/XNLR5DP or call 01264 368614.