Allocation and Homelessness

June 19th, 2018

The Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018, SI 2018/730, coming into force on 9 July 2018, amend the Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) Regulations 2006 in order to make a new category of persons eligible for an allocation of social housing and homelessness assistance. They make provision for persons who have been transferred to the United Kingdom under the Immigration Act 2016 s.67 and have limited leave to remain under para. 352ZH of the Immigration Rules to be eligible for an allocation of social housing and homeless assistance if they are “habitually resident” in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland.

The Persons Subject to Immigration Control (Housing Authority Accommodation and Homelessness) (Amendment) Order 2018, SI 2018/729, coming into force on the same date, amends the Persons Subject to Immigration Control (Housing Authority Accommodation and Homelessness) Order 2000. Article 2(2) of this Order inserts a new class (Class FA) into the 2000 Order.  Class FA consists of persons transferred to the United Kingdom under the Immigration Act 2016 s.67 and granted leave under para.352ZH of the immigration rules.  The effect of this amendment is to enable members of this class to be eligible for certain categories of local authority housing.

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