The way residents of Coventry look for and bid for social housing is changing, and the re-registration process for almost 13,000 individuals began today (15 June).
A diagram that explains the switch’s major features. In the article, the information is repeated.
Following last autumn’s revisions to the Homes Policy, a new Homefinder system, which seeks to make application, seeking, and bidding for housing easier for residents, is expected to launch later this year, coupled with adjustments to priority banding to ensure that people are properly prioritised.
Those presently on the register must reapply by September 6, 2021, to ensure their information is up to date and their priority banding is right when the new site starts.
“The new technology and policy revisions will make this process faster and easier, as well as ensuring that individuals who are in need are prioritised accordingly,” said Cllr David Welsh, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities at Coventry City Council. Our staff have simplified the application method to a single form, making the new website more easier to use and bid on houses.
“We need everyone who is presently registered to reapply – this will guarantee that your registration date is preserved and that everyone is placed in the appropriate band for their needs.”
In addition to making Homefinder more user-friendly, the new regulation affects applicant eligibility and how persons are grouped. Applicants for houses must have a local connection (barring extraordinary circumstances) and earn or own less than £50,000 in assets.
As a result, certain people’s priority bands may alter to ensure that individuals in the city who have the greatest housing need, such as care leavers, are given priority. New categories have been introduced to the system, such as living with friends or family or having financial difficulties in existing residences.
More information on the changes can be found at https://www.coventry.gov.uk/homefindersignup/, which also includes a complete Q&A and how-to guides.