To apply for housing, you must first fill out an application form and return it to the Association.
When we receive your application for housing, you will be asked to provide further details such as proof of address, proof of child benefit etc. The Association will also ask for references from your current and/or previous landlord where appropriate. This is to confirm that there have been no problems with conduct of your previous tenancies such as arrears or anti-social behaviour. If you are applying for medical points, we will also require details of your medical needs.
Once all the information we need has been received, you will be notified of your points entitlement and your name will be placed on the waiting list.
It is important that you keep us informed of any changes in your circumstances such as who lives with you or if you change address. This will allow us to check that you have been awarded the right number of points based on your needs.
When you are due for an offer of housing, you will normally be visited at home by a member of staff. They will verify the information which you have supplied and ensure that the points awarded are correct.If this is satisfactory you will receive an offer of housing and arrangements made for you to view the property, following which you will have one working day in which to accept or refuse the offer. If you should fail to respond to an offer this will count as a refusal.
A maximum of three offers of suitable housing will be made. If you refuse the third offer, your application will be suspended and you will not be considered for an offer of accommodation for a period of at least 3 months. Should the Association accept that there were reasonable grounds for refusal of an offer it will not count towards a possible suspension from the waiting list.