Have your say on Housing Allocation Policy Review

We want your views on our proposals to change some parts of how we allocate social housing in Lambeth. Please share your views with us by responding to the survey or attending a workshop.’ 

Open date: Monday, 9 October 2023 at 1.00pm Close date: Friday, 19 January 2024 at 11.59pm Type: Consultation Neighbourhood: Lambeth wide Category:
  • Housing


Please note this consultation is closed

The purpose / background

Our current Housing Allocation Policy was introduced in 2013 and is now being reviewed.  We are not proposing major changes, but we are considering what to do so we can make sure the system is making the best use of what homes are available and that it is as fair as possible. 

The questionnaire explains what the changes are.  We have also produced some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) to give more information.  The current allocation scheme is on our website.

When the consultation closes

After the consultation closes we will be considering all the feedback and intend to adopt an updated allocation policy in early 2024. 

How to respond

Please have your say by completing the online survey:

Housing Allocation Survey 

Drop in Sessions

If you’d like some help responding to the consultation, we will be holding drop in sessions where officers will be available to assist.


Tuesday 17 October
Tuesday 24 October
Tuesday 31 October 
Tuesday 7 November
Tuesday 14 November
Time: 2-4pm

Location: Lambeth Civic Centre, 6 Brixton Hill, London SW2 1EG

If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please email housingpolicy@lambeth.gov.uk

We will also be running workshops for residents and partners.  These will take place in early November. You can sign up for a workshop ideally via the survey or by emailing us at:


We may run a number of different events depending on demand. 

At the same time we are also consulting on a new Housing Strategy for Lambeth.  This is an overarching plan that covers all types of housing, the challenges we face and how we intend to address them.  For more information and to take part follow the link to the consultation page.