Waiting times for social housing (FOI)
Waiting times for social housing (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 03 April 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Can you tell me the average length of time people have waited for social housing in Jersey through the Housing Gateway over the past five years?
Can you also tell me the longest period of time a person / family has been waiting for - can you tell me what band this person / family is in?
Can you please break this down by year and band (one to six)?
We are only able to provide full waiting times from 2016 to 2018. Prior to that, housing offers were not recorded on our current database.
The table below shows the average waiting times for applications to the Housing Gateway waiting list. This has been broken down by their band and the year the application was made.
Year of application and average in months
|Band 4 ||0||24||12|
|Band 5 (purchase)||32||13||8|
The department is applying Article 25 (Personal Information) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 in respect of the data requested in the second part of the question as releasing such information could potentially identify individuals.
Article 25 Personal information
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.
(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.