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Applying for a home

How we assess your application

We assess your application based on your current circumstances.

We will place you into one of three priority bands:

  • Band A: urgent or exceptional need to move
  • Band B: less urgent need to move. You meet our additional preference criteria
  • Band C: you are in a group which must be given some priority. This is called reasonable preference. You do not meet our additional preference criteria. 

In 2020, the average wait for families in Band B who need a 3 bedroom house was 6 years. If you think you will qualify for Band B or C, consider your other options, such as private housing.