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How do you decide my Homesearch banding?

How Homesearch banding works

Our simple banding system reflects the housing needs of the members in each band.

Once you become a Homesearch member you are placed in a band – A, B, C or D – which, along with the Local Lettings Strategy, tells you which properties you can apply for.

Within each band, members will be placed in date order of membership.

If your circumstances change and you move into a priority band, your new band start date will change to become the date the priority was awarded.

Band A includes:

  • Statutory Homeless
  • Key Worker Status
  • Urgent Social Need
  • Under Occupation
  • Welfare and Medical Needs
  • HM Forces Personnel

Band B includes:

  • Medical Priority
  • Redevelopment and Regeneration
  • Homeless Prevention
  • Families in lodgings / Rough Sleepers
  • Overcrowding / Unfit properties
  • Service Tenants and Armed Forces
  • Under Occupation
  • Social Need

Band C includes:

  • Under Occupation
  • All members who do not meet any of the criteria set out in Bands A, B and D

Band D includes all other applicants who do not meet any of the criteria in bands A and B.

  • No local connection
  • Social housing tenants with no housing need

For more details on whether you meet the criteria of Bands A, B, C or D, please read our Homesearch Membership Information Guide, which includes all you need to know about how our properties are let.


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