If we accept you onto the housing register, we will assess your priority for social rented housing according to our allocations policy. We will put your application into one of five bandings which measures your housing needs against a range of priorities.
In some cases a Housing Needs Officer may have to visit you to confirm your current situation.
The current bandings are:
Band A+ - Emergency or urgent priority
Band A - Very High Priority
Band B - High Priority
Band C - Medium Priority
Band D - Low Priority
It is fair to say that if your application is assessed as either Band C or Band D it is unlikely that you will be offered council or housing association accommodation in the near future.
We will work out which banding to put your application into based on the information you tell us. The housing allocations scheme sets out how your banding will be worked out.
Once we have awarded a banding to your application we will also tell you your priority housing date. This is either the date your joined the register or the date your circumstances changed and your application was put into another banding.
When applicants are being considered for accommodation through the lettings scheme, the person with the highest banding (band A+) and with the earliest priority housing date will usually be considered first.
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Housing Strategic Services
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