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Prioritising applications

 

ASSESSING HOUSING NEED: PRIORITY FOR REHOUSING

If you qualify to the homeseeker register, you will be placed in one of the following bands dependant on your current circumstances.
There are 5 bands - applicants in Band A being considered to have the most urgent need for housing.  

If your circumstances meet more than one award criterion, the application will be placed in the highest band applicable to your housing need.

Detailed definitions of each category are defined in the allocations scheme which was implemented in October 2014. Click here to view/download a copy.

BAND A

 

All Applicants

  • Exceptional Circumstances
  • National Witness Protection Scheme
  • MAPPA

Transfer Tenants (Basildon Council/Registered Provider)

  • Management Transfers
  • Decants – in a home due for demolition or major repairs

Basildon Council Tenants

  • Eligible under the Transfer Plus Scheme
  • Standard Allocation Exceptions
  • Successions – required to move to a smaller property
  • Tenants in upper sheltered (no lift) with a medical need for ground floor and wish to remain in the same sheltered scheme

BAND B

 

All Applicants

  • Medical A award
  • Lacking two or more bedrooms
  • Homeless applicants in temporary accommodation (12 months)
  • Homeless applicants accepted by Basildon Council, in supported accommodation ready to move on
  • Living in housing which is insanitary or in serious disrepair presenting an immediate or imminent threat to life or serious bodily injury
  • Eligible for Transfer Plus Scheme (refusal of first offer)

Transfer Tenants (Basildon Council/Registered Provider)

  • Underoccupancy – tenants downsizing to non-family size accommodation
  • Statutory overcrowding
  • In a home with specialist adaptations no longer needed

Basildon Council Tenants

  • Non statutory Successions – subject to approval

BAND C

 

All Applicants

  • Medical B award
  • In supported accommodation for single persons ready to move on
  • Approved child leaving care nominations
  • Lacking one bedroom
  • Homeless applicants in temporary accommodation (6 months)
  • Living in housing which is insanitary or in serious disrepair not addressed within a reasonable timescale

Transfer Tenants (Basildon Council/Registered Provider)

  • Underoccupancy – Tenants downsizing to family sized accommodation

BAND D

 

All Applicants

  • Hardship/Welfare applicants accepted needing to receive care in Borough
  • Homeless applicants in temporary accommodation less than 6 months
  • Homeless applicants in supported accommodation not ready to move on
  • Sharing kitchen or bathroom facilities with persons not considered as part of the housing application
  • Qualifying applicants moving to sheltered (including moving to another sheltered scheme)
  • Non priority homeless/other homelessness
  • Applicants who meet the armed forces criteria and will cease (within a 6 month period) to reside in Ministry of Defence accommodation

BAND E

 

All Applicants

  • Sheltered housing with 7 years local residence but fail the financial limits test
  • Sheltered housing with no 7 years local residence
  • Extra care housing in Basildon
  • In supported housing, including Child in Care nominations not ready to move on into independent living accommodaiton