Updated Monday 02 December 2013.
From 23 July 2013 Doncaster Council has introduced a new housing allocations policy. There are changes that will affect new and existing applicants. Some existing applicants may no longer qualify to join the register. We have created a fact sheet and provided information to applicants that may no longer qualify. We have an updated guide to Doncaster Councils allocations policy and a frequently asked questions leaflet. If you no longer qualify your application will be cancelled.
Important if you have submitted an application or additional information to us.
On the 02 December 2013 there were 8160 active customers on the Doncaster HomeChoice housing waiting list and 823 customers we are waiting for further information from.
If you have completed your application form and provided an email address please check your inbox regularly for correspondence from Doncaster HomeChoice. We will send you letters to your inbox if you have registered an email address and also may contact you regarding your application via email so please inform us of any changes in your email address.
Welfare Reform will be introduced from April 2013 and this may affect you if you claim Housing Benefit, for more information see our information page on Welfare Reform.
Doncaster HomeChoice is the way of allocating Council Houses in Doncaster. It allows you to apply for a home of your choice instead of waiting for us to contact you.
Doncaster HomeChoice is a 'choice based' lettings scheme and this means that you can choose which home, in which area you would like to live in. A choice based lettings scheme offers more choice for customers and is transparent enabling you to make more informed choices. We have produced a booklet called choosing an area to give information about the areas in Doncaster to help make this easier for you.
The first properties were advertised under Doncaster HomeChoice on 1 November 2007.
You are able to bid on up to three properties each week either, through this website, through the automated telephone system on 0800 027 6235 or through text message to 07781 484 771.
In order to bid you must be registered with Doncaster HomeChoice. If you wish to apply for rehousing you can apply online by registering and completing the online application form. To take account of housing needs there are five bands. Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and General. You will be banded according to your priority under the new allocations policy. Your priority will be based on your application details. You can bid for all properties that you are eligible for. If more than one person applies for the same property, the customer with the earliest registration or effective date will be offered the property first. It is important you keep your application up to date, you can do this online by logging into your account page and going to your housing register.
Properties will be advertised from Thursday morning at 00.01am and will close on Monday night at 11.59 pm. Shortlists will then be produced and we will contact the successful applicant on Wednesday or Thursday following the close of the advertisement.
Please note your position on the list will change as other people make or withdraw their bids.
REMEMBER it does not matter what time you place your bid within the five days bidding cycle (open Thursday to Monday) as all bids are sorted at the close of the cycle. Please use the five days to fully consider if you are interested in the property before you bid on it and ensure the property will be suitable for your needs. You can withdraw bids during the five days bidding cycle and do not have to use your maximum number of bids every week. If you refuse properties it can affect your banding and application.
Each week we will publish the properties that we have allocated in previous weeks.
Moving into your own home can be an exciting time but also an expensive one
If you have managed household bills before, you will know about the costs involved in running a home. However, if you are managing a household budget for the first time, you will need to think carefully about how much money you will need to set up your home and pay your regular bills.
Visit St. Leger Homes new website www.SLHDMoneywise.co.uk to find out more about how to make the most of your money, check you are getting the right income, choose the right energy supplier and manage your debts.
If you or someone you know would like help to use our service please contact us on 01302 862628 or go to our contact us page on this web site.