Housing policies and allocations scheme

We publish our policies for assessing housing priority and allocating social housing in our Housing Allocation Scheme.

See below for the latest version. Read older versions. 

Housing Allocation Scheme March 2018.

Supply and allocation reports

This annual report reviews the supply and demand for social rented housing and low-cost home ownership for the last financial year and forthcoming  year. It also makes proposals for policy developments.

Supply and Allocation Report 2018/2019 (PDF, 1MB) 

Read more about the council's homelessness policies and approach to procuring accommodation, Private Rented Sector Offers (PRSO) and sets out our Accommodation Placement Policy.

Location of temporary accommodation 

The GIS map below shows the location of all Westminster City Council’s temporary accommodation in March 2015. 


Cabinet Member for housing

The Cabinet Member for Housing is Councillor Andrew Smith.

Implementation of housing policy

The Housing Solutions Service is provided by Places for People. 

Housing allocation documents

Social Housing Supply and Allocation 2011/12 Housing Allocation Scheme October 2013
Social Housing Supply and Allocation 2012/13 Housing Allocation Scheme October 2014
Social Housing Supply and Allocation 2013/14 Housing Allocation Scheme June 2015
Social Housing Supply and Allocation 2014/15 Housing Allocation Scheme August 2015
Social Housing Supply and Allocation 2015/16 Housing Allocation Scheme November 2015
Social Housing Supply and Allocation 2016/17 Housing Allocation Scheme March 2016
Supply and Allocation Report 2017/2018 (PDF, 700KB) Housing Allocation Scheme March 2017

Last updated: 28 January 2019