Housing Waiting List for the Southern Region to go live
Monday 12th September applicants seeking Public Sector Housing in
the south of the island will have access to a much wider choice of properties
than ever before as a Combined Housing Waiting List for the Southern Region is
Combined List, which has also been offered to all existing applicants, unlocks
the opportunity for applicants to have a choice of housing from over 1,000
properties across the Local Authority areas of Port Erin, Castletown, Rushen
and Malew, together with the Department of Infrastructure (DoI) housing in the
southern parish areas. This will help to reduce applicants waiting time on the
housing lists as they will now be considered for housing across the four
Housing Authority areas and DoI rather than just one area, as was previously the
case. This has been achieved by partnership working between the Local
Authorities and the Department of Infrastructure.
From Monday applicants will be able to submit their Housing
Application Form by post or by hand to any of Arbory, Castletown, Malew, Port
Erin, Rushen and Santon or Department of Infrastructure Housing Division who
will process the application according to the applicant’s choice of area.
Clerk to Port Erin Commissioners and officer lead for the
Group, Jason Roberts, said
‘Early feedback from existing and prospective applicants has
been very positive. Following an earlier press release we’ve seen an upturn in
the number of new applicants wishing to be housed in areas where they
previously were unable to be considered for, as well as a number of applicants
wishing to transfer from other housing waiting lists in order to take advantage
of the wider choice which will now be available for them’.
The Combined Application form and an FAQ sheet can be
downloaded from any of Castletown, Port Erin, or the Department of
Infrastructure Housing Division websites and will pilot initially for a period
of 3 months.
Port St Mary Commissioners have declined to be a part of the
Southern Area Housing Working Group so therefore any applicants who wish to
live in Port St Mary should apply directly to the Port St Mary Commissioners
Offices and cannot be included on the Combined Housing Waiting List.
application form can be downloaded here: http://www.porterin.gov.im/housing
Issued on behalf of the Southern Area Housing Working Group on 12th September 2016.
The Southern Area Housing Working Group comprises of
the Department of Infrastructure, Arbory, Parish Commissioners, Santon Parish
Commissioners, Rushen Parish Commissioners, Malew Parish Commissioners,
Castletown Commissioners and Port Erin Commissioners.
For further information please contact:
Roberts, Clerk, Port Erin Commissioners Email: email@example.com Tel (01624) 832298