The Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 was laid on 2 July 2020 and will come into force on 24 August 2020.
The regulations amend the Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) Regulations 2006 to make provisions for the following two new categories of people to be eligible for an allocation of social housing and homelessness assistance:
family members of a person of Northern Ireland who have been granted limited leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom under Appendix EU to the Immigration Rules; and
persons who are habitually resident in the United Kingdom or the Common Travel Area and who have been granted leave to remain as a stateless person under the Immigration Act 1971, by virtue of paragraph 405 of the Immigration Rules (c)
The department wrote to chief executives of local authorities, chief housing officers and chief officers of children’s services in England about the amending regulations on 2 July 2020.
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