R (on the application of YG) (Claimant) v Hillingdon London Borough Council (Defendant) and Equality and Human Rights Commission (Intervener) [2018] EWHC 1937 (Admin)

R (on the application of YG) (Claimant) v Hillingdon London Borough Council (Defendant) and Equality and Human Rights Commission (Intervener) [2018] EWHC 1937 (Admin)

A local authority allocation scheme which prioritised people who had been resident in the local area for 10 years, and provided an additional uplift for households with an urgent need to move or an identified housing need, did not discriminate against a refugee who had been refused registration on the allocation scheme. The rule was justified by its objective of seeking to allocate a local authority's housing stock fairly at a time when the demand for public housing vastly exceeded supply; moreover, the limitation in issue required only that the claimant be treated the same as any other recent arrival.

This report is from Cornerstone Chambers'  Housing Cases of Interest from September 2018 prepared by Tara O'Leary

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