This has been on the armynet for some time now,there has been no reply from the TOP BRASS. The Discrimination and disdain shown to serving and ex-forces personnel is just as disgracefull as before. I have covered this topic in detail on the armynet,with letters fom MP's MEP's and even the PM. All of them sympathise with the plight of military families and their need for housing in civilian street. This topic has been sent back to the Deputy Prime Ministers Office and the Ministry Of Defence to review or not review the Homelessness Legislation. I will be placing all of the letters from the armynet on here over the next couple of weeks. I would ask everone that reads this site to understand, those that serve this country deserve better treatment from the Governments of the day. In the Armed Forces we dont have to deal with social housing during our terms of service. From my own experience, with sixteen months left to serve, I have found that acquiring social housing is not an automatic right upon leaving the forces and infact service personnel are less likely to obtain social housing than any other group within the UK. The reasons I have found for this are as follows: Under legislation at present it states: 15.10 Under s.199(2) and (3), serving members of the armed forces, and other persons who normally live with them as part of their household, do not establish a local connection with a district by virtue of serving, or having served, there while in the forces. I would like to say this about local connection points, if you do not have a local connection to the area that you are asking to live in, then you have no chance at all. However a civilian only has to live in an area for six months to get a local connection??. (ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL DONT HAVE THIS RIGHT). 10% of social housing in the UK has been left to one side for immigration. There is one million less social houses in the UK now than there was twenty years ago, and over one hundred thousand people deamed homeless in the UK. This is why local connection is so important if you are looking to be housed. I am aware that some Military personnel will be asking why not buy your own house??. At this moment in time I have a chronic medical injury and don't know if I will be able to work again, so a mortgage is very hard to obtain at present. That to one side, we pay taxes for over twenty two years, go where our government send us without question and in return when you look into it we aren't entitled in any way, not even the dole (if required), if you have that pension. I would just like to finish with stating that I have spoken to my local MP, Royal British Legion, JSHAO, Local Council and Housing Association in my area. I am permitted to go on the register but with only thirty three points , I have no chance of being housed. I have covered this area in greater detail in (FAMILY ISSUES), (Poll) Social / Housing Association. When you read the other site you will see that I have been directed all over the place but forward. Could you please answer the following question: I would like to know if the higher Chain of Command would be able to address this issue with the next / current Minister For Defence or even better the PM.