Apply for Cornwall Homechoice Housing register
Last updated: 21/02/2014
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How do I apply to Cornwall Homechoice?
With nearly 29,000 applicants on the Homechoice register, most
people will not be allocated social housing. You should use our new
Online Enhanced Housing Options tool to make
your own personalised housing action plan that will not only give
you useful advice about other ways of finding a home but also
information about training and jobs.
If you don’t have access to the internet, you can apply online
at your local library or one
how to apply online guide shows where you can use a PC and how
to complete a Homechoice
You will need:
- All household income details
- Previous addresses for at least five years
- National Insurance number(s) for the main applicant(s)
- Dates of birth for all members of the household
You can also ring us to request a Cornwall Homechoice
application form or pick one up from your local one
What happens next?
1. Once you have completed a Homechoice application, your need
for housing will be assessed and you will be allocated a band from
A to E to reflect this need.
2. After you have received your assessment letter you can view
vacant social housing advertised from Saturday to Wednesday each
week on the Homechoice website and in the newsletter available in
Council One Stop Shop and your local library.
3. You can then bid on
suitable vacancies that you are interested in. You can bid via
website or by automated phone system. The successful bidder
will be the applicant in the most need. If two applicants are in
the same need, the property will go to the one who has been in
their band the longest.
Not all applicants can bid for all properties. There may
be restrictions on the number of bedrooms based on your housing
need, disabled adapted properties, parish connections required,
etc. This will be indicated in the advert.
For information about bands and parish connection, see the
Homechoice Guide or ask for a copy from your nearest one