Changes to the HHR Allocation Policy

The Highland Housing Register is a single list and shared policy for people applying for social housing in Highland.  The Allocations Policy is used to prioritise people’s applications and make decisions on who is to be offered each house which becomes available to let.  By law, social renting landlords are required to give the highest priority to people in particular circumstances.

The Highland Housing Register partners are reviewing their Allocations Policy.  They need your views on the suggested changes.  

Why are the changes being made?
They are planning to change their shared Allocations Policy to make sure that they:
  • obey the law and act legally in line with the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014;
  • target people in urgent housing need in a fairer and more consistent way. This will avoid the need for them to apply as homeless or to remain in “at risk” situations;
  • respond to the changing needs of our communities and those living in them; and
  • make better use of our housing.
You can read a summary of the Policy and proposed changes here.  You can read the current Allocations Policy in full here.

Share your views
This web survey asks for your views on each of the proposed changes.  Your feedback will help the HHR landlords decide what changes to make.

Please click 'next' to start the survey.  If you don't have time to finish the survey, you can save your answers at any time and return to them later using the link in your email.

Your survey response is completely confidential.  Your response and personal information is held and processed by Engage Scotland on behalf of Highland Housing Register landlords.  Your individual response will not be shared outside of Engage Scotland.  To find out more on how your information is used, or if you have any issues with the way your information is being handled, please contact Engage Scotland using the details below.

If you have any questions about the consultation, need copies in large print or another format or language, or need any other help with the survey, please contact Engage Scotland on Freephone 0800 433 7212 or email