On 1 April 2019 when Dorset Council was formed under Local Government Reorganisation (LGR), it replaced East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland councils.

The council was allowed a period of 3 years to implement a new Housing Allocation Policy. This year we will be introducing a new Dorset Council Home Choice website and allocations policy. This means there will be some changes to how applicants apply for social housing and some of the assessment criteria.

The current housing register will close to new applications from 19 July 2021. This means everyone already on the housing register will need to re-apply. Their application will then be assessed using the new allocations policy.

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