Amendments to access and eligibility criteria for public sector housing

Closed 18 Feb 2018

Opened 21 Dec 2017

Feedback updated 9 May 2018

We asked

The Department of Infrastructure invited comments on the proposed amendments to the existing public sector general housing Access and Eligibility criteria to gauge public opinion before the proposed amendments are finalised and taken forward for approval by Tynwald.

You said

We received 186 responses to our consultation which were generally in favour of the proposed revisions.

We did

A summary report of responses has been published on the Consultation Hub.

Based upon your feedback we are progressing with the proposed amendments which will be submitted to Tynwald for approval.

Results updated 9 May 2018


Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


The consultation is about the access and eligibility criteria for general needs public sector housing which were introduced in 2002.

In line with the recent updating of Older Persons (Sheltered) criteria in 2016, the timing is right for a review such that:

We can continue to have 'affordable and accessible housing which meets our social and economic needs.'

Why we are consulting

The purpose of this consultation is to invite comments on the Department’s proposed amendments to the existing public sector general housing access and eligibility criteria. This forms part of the Programme for Government under the theme of an 'Inclusive and Caring Island'.

What happens next

The views received from the consultation will be considered by Department before being finalised and taking forward to Tynwald for approval.


  • All Areas


  • Elected members - MHKs
  • Elected members - local government
  • Tenants
  • Landlords
  • Employees
  • Older people
  • Homeowners
  • Self-employed
  • Students
  • Retired
  • Children & young people
  • Volunteers
  • Unemployed
  • Parents, carers and & guardians
  • People with disabilities or long term illness
  • Leaseholders/ landowners
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender & bisexual
  • Civil and public servants
  • Black & minority ethnic
  • Business owner
  • Road users
  • Visitors & tourists
  • Other non-resident - business interests


  • Housing