The Council's Housing Allocation Scheme

Choice-Based Lettings

To apply for housing and to find out about Choice-Based Lettings see our Apply for social housing choice-based lettings page.

Housing Allocation Scheme

Our Housing Allocation Scheme sets out how applicants on the Housing Register are selected for accommodation. The scheme is intended to be transparent and hard copies are available to anyone who asks or can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

The Council has introduced a revised housing allocation scheme which will affect all allocations from 01 April 2017

In summary, our Allocation Scheme explains:

  • Who is excluded from joining the register
  • How to apply, register and renew an application
  • The Priority Bands and categories of need within them
  • Assessment of housing need and banding
  • How Transfer requests are managed
  • How homes are advertised for bidding
  • How to bid
  • How we prioritise bids
  • The letting process
  • Direct allocation of some homes
  • Other housing options available to applicants


For further information or enquiries, please contact:

The Homemove Team
Clarion Housing
Upton House, 7 Perrymount Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 3TN
Tel: 0300 100 0303