Waiting list

  1. The total number of people currently on the waiting list for housing properties, broken down by bedroom number?
  2. The number of people currently on the waiting list for housing in each geographical area, broken down by property bedroom number?
  3. The anticipated waiting time for housing accommodation, broken down by bedroom number.
  4. The anticipated waiting time for housing accommodation in each geographical area, broken down by bedroom property number.
  5. The average waiting time for housing accommodation, broken down by bedroom number, in each of the last ten years.
  6. The average waiting time for housing accommodation in each geographical area, broken down by bedroom number, in each of the last ten years.

Horizon does not hold its own waiting list and has not done so since 2013.  All data in relation to prior waiting lists has been deleted in line with our records retention policy. 

To let its properties Horizon uses choice-based lettings system, Homehunt, run by Link.  In relation to request 1. Link can provide numbers of applicants on the register, but this will be all applicants. There is no specific list for those who want to be housed by Horizon only.  Homehunt enables anyone registered for housing with Link (or any other partners of Homehunt) to bid for properties that are advertised weekly.  This mean that there is no housing (waiting) list.

Individuals registering for housing through our choice-based lettings system do not need to specify geographical areas of preference as the system operates across each local authority area in which we have properties.  We have therefore, applied a section 17 (information not held) exemption to requests 2-6 above.