Policy Housing Allocation Policy

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9. Local Connection

Local connection for the housing register is deemed as an applicant who:

  • Has lived in the district for the least 6 of the 12 months.
  • Has lived in the district for at least 3 out of the last 5 years; or
  • Has a contract of permanent employment within the district; or
  • Has a close family connection  with someone who currently lives in the district and has done so for 5 or more years. (Close family connection is defined as a person who is a parent, spouse, civil partner, child or sibling of the applicant. It may also be someone who, in the opinion of a housing allocation officer, has a relationship with the applicant that can be construed as a close family connection even though not related by blood)

EDDC has the right to allocate applicants with a local connection to East Devon and includes property in Designated Isolated Areas (DRA).