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Welcome to Coventry Homefinder

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The Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and will use the information you have provided for the prevention and detection of fraud. It will also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing, administering public funds and will use it for comparison across the Council and with external organisations for the prevention and the detection of fraud.For further information on data matching exercises, see

Our address is:

Housing Options

Customer Service Centre


Coventry, CV1 1FS 

Please note: The bidding cycle starts on a Thursday and ends on the following Tuesday at midnight.

Properties are not advertised on Wednesday and you are not able to place a bid on a Wednesday.

New Coventry Homefinder Policy

The new Coventry Homefinder Policy has now been implemented (from 31st July)

If you are already registered with Coventry Homefinder, you will have received a message on your Homefinder account explaining the changes. Please log in to your account regularly to check your messages.

If you are in a priority band, you will have received a letter explaining any changes to your application. This will also show your 'effective date' - the date that you applied for priority banding. This will be used to prioritise shortlists and ensure that households who have been in housing need for the longest get prioritised first.

A summary guide to the new policy is available here.

The full policy is available to read here.

The reports which went to Cabinet are available to read here.


Applying for a priority band

Coventry Homefinder will soon be introducing a new online tool for you to apply for a priority band.  We will advertise this here when the tool is available.

Informing Coventry Homefinder of changes to your contact details or circumstances

If your details or circumstances are incorrect you must make these changes to your application yourself.

  • Go to Login/My Account . Log in to your Homefinder account and insert the changes in the relevant sections. 
  • Submit the changes by scrolling through all 9 pages of the registration form and clicking 'SUBMIT' at the end of the form

The Coventry Homefinder Team are unable to validate these changes unless you have clicked submit at the end of the registration form. 

Please be advised that the Coventry Homefinder Team will not be responding to any messages received regarding changes to customer details (emailed or through your online account messaging facility).  All changes must be submitted through your online account as detailed above.

Annual Renewal of your Homefinder Registration

All registrations will be reviewed annually, on the anniversary of your application, through a message sent to your account. To review your application you must:

  • Go to Login/My Account . Log in to your homefinder registration by inserting your registration number and memorable date in the fields requested and check the details that are on your account to ensure that they are correct.  It is vital that your account holds the correct details to contact you; and that the members of your household included in your application are correct.

  • Submit any changes that you have made by scrolling through all 9 pages of the registration form and clicking 'SUBMIT' at the end of the form

  • If you do not need to make any changes to your registration form it is still essential that you check through all 9 pages and click 'SUBMIT' at the end of the form for your renewal to be validated. 

If  you do not submit your registration at your annual review your Homefinder account will be CLOSED after 125 days. If your account is closed you will need to re-register and will lose any benefit of your previous registration date.

We recommend that you log in to your account at least every 6 weeks to check for online messages.  The risk of not checking your online account could result in you missing the annual renewal message and your application being closed. 

Housing Benefit Changes

Changes have been made to the way that Housing Benefit is calculated. For up to date information on all the changes to the benefits system, including a 'bedroom calculator' to see if you are under-occupying if you currently live in a social home, please click here: Benefits News

Changes to Advertised Properties

Property ref 44975 Spruce Road (Whitefriars) advertised 13/10/16 - 18/10/16 has been withdrawn as advertised in error (noted 14/10/16).

Property ref 44868 Roseberry Avenue (Whitefriars) advertised 22/09/16 - 27/09/16 has been withdrawn as the notice has been rescinded (10/10/16)

Property ref 44650 Augustus Way (Midland Heart) advertised 18/08/16 - 23/08/16 has been withdrawn as it was advertised in error (noted 11/10/16)

Property ref 44699 Common Way (Whitefriars) advertised 25/08/16 - 30/08/16 has been withdrawn as the property is not available (noted 03/10/16)

Property ref 30466 Longfield Avenue (Whitefriars) advertised 01/09/16 - 06/09/16 has been withdrawn as the notice has been rescinded (noted 26/09/16)

Property ref 44675 Mossdale Road (Whitefriars) advertised 25/08/16 - 30/08/16 has been withdrawn as the notice has been rescinded (noted 22/09/16)

Property ref 44687 Goring Road (Whitefriars) advertised 25/08/16 - 30/08/16 has been withdrawn as the notice has been rescinded (noted 15/09/16)

Property ref 44785 Warren Green (Orbit) advertised 08/09/16 - 13/08/16 has been deleted as it was advertised in error (noted 15/09/16)

Property ref 44787 Warren Green (Orbit) advertised 08/09/16 - 13/09/16 has been deleted as it was advertised in error (noted 14/09/16) 

For details of previous changes to advertised properties please click this link. Previously Advertised

Midland Heart - Homes Direct

Midland Heart operate a West Midlands choice based lettings scheme called Homes Direct. You can apply at

Mutual Exchange

Coventry Homefinder does not operate a Mutual Exchange system.  

There is a national organisation who operate a Mutual Exchange Scheme known as Homeswapper and this can be accessed through their website  Many of the partner Housing Associations are members of this organisation and existing tenants can participate in the Scheme free of charge.   If your Landlord is not a member of the Scheme there will be a small charge to register.

West Midlands Making Best Use of Stock (WMBUS) is a partnership of local authorities and registered providers in the West Midlands who work together to develop joint approaches to make best use of housing stock. Information relating to WMBUS can be found at

One of the new services offered by WMBUS is a mutual exchange scheme that is free to use for tenants of the partner registered providers.  Details of the scheme can be found by clicking Lets Swap


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