How We Allocate Homes

Houses are allocated based on housing need and in accordance with the Homes 4 D&G Common Allocations Policy.  

All applications are assessed centrally by the Homes4D&G team, points are awarded for a variety of different reasons based on your current housing circumstances.

The level of points awarded indicates the level of housing need, therefore higher points indicate a greater housing need and the higher up the list your application will appear.

To find out more about the pointing process or further information on how an application is assessed please contact the Homes4D&G team on 0300 123 1230, alternatively you can contact any of the Homes4D&G partners.

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Types of allocation via the Common Housing Register:

1. Waiting List Applicants

Your application will appear on this list if you are a current private tenant, living care of family or friends or own your home. 

2. Transfer Applicants

Your application will appear on this list if you are an existing tenant of any of the Homes4D&G partners, living in Dumfries and Galloway.

In order to be considered for housing via either of the above lists you will be required to complete an application form.

3. Registered Homeless Applicants

Your application will appear on this list if you have been assessed as currently being, or are at risk of being unintentionally homeless by the Dumfries and Galloway Council Homeless department.  

If you are currently at risk of losing your home please contact the Dumfries and Galloway Council's Customer Service Centre as soon as possible on 030 33 33 3000 for further help and assistance.

4. Strategic Needs Group

This type of allocation was designed specifically to meet the needs of applicants in urgent or exceptional circumstances, who require housing as quickly and successfully as possible.  

Applicants placed in either of the above priority groups are not required to complete an application form and are not awarded points.  Instead applications are placed in date order, based on the date the decision was made to add them to a priority group.

Applicants in these groups are classed as being in urgent need of housing and as such may be given priority over other types of housing applicants.