Homefinder Review

Homefinder

Coventry Homefinder

Coventry is a great and welcoming city, with a vibrant and diverse community, an international outlook and proud local identity. As we all know, decent housing is not simply about bricks and mortar, it is absolutely crucial to sustaining and creating prosperous, thriving communities

Whilst the Council no longer owns any housing itself, it is legally required to have a scheme that allocates social housing. The aim is that those with the greatest need for housing are prioritised. In Coventry, this policy is called the Coventry Homefinder Policy.

There is an increasing demand for housing in Coventry. There are approximately 14,000 households registered on Coventry Homefinder.

This means we need to review the current Homefinder Policy and the system for allocating social housing. We have developed a set of proposals for change. Our proposed key changes document explains more.

This survey closed on 3rd January 2020 at 4.30pm

All consultation feedback is currently being reviewed and any necessary changes to the draft policy will be made. The revised Coventry Homefinder Policy will then be presented to the Council’s Cabinet in early 2020 for approval.

Applications to the register and priority banding applications are still being accepted. Current Homefinder applicants can continue to bid for housing.

The implementation of the revised policy is expected to be no later than Autumn 2020. This page will be updated as the review progresses.

Coventry Homefinder

Coventry is a great and welcoming city, with a vibrant and diverse community, an international outlook and proud local identity. As we all know, decent housing is not simply about bricks and mortar, it is absolutely crucial to sustaining and creating prosperous, thriving communities

Whilst the Council no longer owns any housing itself, it is legally required to have a scheme that allocates social housing. The aim is that those with the greatest need for housing are prioritised. In Coventry, this policy is called the Coventry Homefinder Policy.

There is an increasing demand for housing in Coventry. There are approximately 14,000 households registered on Coventry Homefinder.

This means we need to review the current Homefinder Policy and the system for allocating social housing. We have developed a set of proposals for change. Our proposed key changes document explains more.

This survey closed on 3rd January 2020 at 4.30pm

All consultation feedback is currently being reviewed and any necessary changes to the draft policy will be made. The revised Coventry Homefinder Policy will then be presented to the Council’s Cabinet in early 2020 for approval.

Applications to the register and priority banding applications are still being accepted. Current Homefinder applicants can continue to bid for housing.

The implementation of the revised policy is expected to be no later than Autumn 2020. This page will be updated as the review progresses.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    There is an increasing demand for affordable housing in Coventry. There are approximately 14,000 households currently registered on Coventry Homefinder, but only 1,446 properties were let between April 2018 and March 2019. The Council believes that social housing should be allocated to those people with the greatest housing need. The Council does not own any homes, but it does have agreements with Registered Providers (Housing Associations) in the city to allocate their homes through Coventry Homefinder. The Coventry Homefinder Policy provides a set of rules for deciding who has the most urgent need for housing and how properties are let.

    There is an increasing demand for affordable housing in Coventry. There are approximately 14,000 households currently registered on Coventry Homefinder, but only 1,446 properties were let between April 2018 and March 2019. The Council believes that social housing should be allocated to those people with the greatest housing need. The Council does not own any homes, but it does have agreements with Registered Providers (Housing Associations) in the city to allocate their homes through Coventry Homefinder. The Coventry Homefinder Policy provides a set of rules for deciding who has the most urgent need for housing and how properties are let. We are thinking about changing these rules.

    Please see our key changes document. 

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