Housing for You – New South Worcestershire Allocations Policy

We have recently completed a public consultation on our new Allocations Policy as part of a South Worcestershire Partnership. We have made some changes to the way properties are allocated and how people will access the housing register. This consultation ended on 1 June 2020.

  1. pdf Allocations Policy Consultation Results (363 KB)
  2. pdf You said, we did' leaflet (168 KB)
  3. pdf Housing for You: South Worcestershire Housing Policy 2020 (3.61 MB)

New Housing Register for South Worcestershire

Key information for joining the new Housing Register for Malvern Hills, Worcester City and Wychavon

There will be a transition period where Home Choice Plus will remain active for bidding while residents are able to register for the new register.

Register

All applications submitted by Sunday, 18 October 2020, will be entitled to keep the same band start date the applicant had under Home Choice Plus. The banding structure is different therefore we cannot pre-empt what the band award will be but the band start date will remain the same.

After this date, all applications will be banded from the date we receive them.

The process for registering will be online only based on the instructions below.  

  1. Register for an account on the customer portal (or login if you already have an account from making a homeless approach) using the link above.
  2. Go to the Housing Register and create a new application.
  3. Submit all required documents to support your application (your application will not be processed until we have received all supporting evidence). You will be provided with a list of required documents based on your responses.
  4. Your Housing Register application will be verified and banded in line with the new Housing for You allocations policy.

Home Choice Plus will remain live for bidding on properties until the 2 November 2020 while we transition between the two systems. Please continue to bid on Home Choice Plus until the 2 November 2020.

Bidding will begin on Housing for You on the 2 November 2020. From this date, you will no longer be able to bid on properties on Home Choice Plus.

Key Dates

NEW Housing For You system

Home Choice Plus

7 September 2020

Registration goes live for Housing for You Housing Register.

Application still live on Home Choice Plus. Continue to bid on properties on Home Choice Plus

18 October 2020

Register by this date to retain Home Choice Plus band effective date.

Application still live on Home Choice Plus. Continue to bid on properties on Home Choice Plus

2 November 2020

Bidding goes live on Housing for You Allocations system.

Application no longer live on Home Choice Plus. Do not bid on properties on Home Choice Plus

 

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Home Choice Plus

We are not taking any new applications on Home Choice Plus. If you wish to register for social housing in Worcester, please use the link above.

If you have an existing and active application on Home Choice Plus, please continue bidding on Home Choice Plus until 2 November 2020.