As of the 3rd April 2018 the Homelessness Reduction Act comes into force. There are now significant changes in the way we will be dealing with homelessness and these changes have had an impact on the Homefinder Policy. To find out more please see the updated policy here.
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 www.coventry.gov.uk/datamatchingandnfi
LETTINGS PLAN - Collier Place, Woodway Lane, Coventry, CV2 2ND and Bonneville Place, Thimbler Road, Coventry, CV4 8FN - 2 bedroom flats and 2 bedroom bungalows.
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Coventry Homefinder now have a new on-line tool for you to apply for a priority band. To apply click here
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.
The full policy is available to read here.
The reports which went to Cabinet are available to read here.
If your details or circumstances are incorrect you must make these changes to your application yourself.
The Coventry Homefinder Team are unable to validate these changes unless you have clicked submit at the end of the registration form.
All registrations will be reviewed annually, on the anniversary of your application if you have an email address on your application you will receive a reminder on the first day of the renewal process. Notification will show on your account when you log onto it as a pink box across the page with the link to the renewal pages. This pink box notification will show on your account for the full 125 days time scale given for renewal completion. 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.
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
Property Ref 42445 Freshwater Court (Whitefriars 19.4.18 - 24.4.18) tenant rescinded notice (noted 25.5.18)
Property Ref 47522 Hampton Road (Whitefriars 22.2.18 - 27.2.18) withdrawn due to issues with current tenant (noted 22.5.18)
Property Ref 47675 Ferrers Close (Whiterfriars 15.3.18 - 20.3.18) property no longer available (noted 14.5.18)
Property Ref 47696 Purcell Road (Whitefriars 29.3.18 - 3.4.18) tenant rescinded notice (noted 8.5.18)
Property Ref 47882 William Malcolm House (Whitefriars 26.4.18 - 1.5.18) tenant has rescinded notice (noted 8.5.18)
Property Ref 47864 William Malcolm House (Whitefriars 26.4.18 - 1.5.18) tenant has rescinded notice (noted 25.4.18)
Property Ref 47746 Wappenbury Road (Whitefriars 29.3.18 - 3.4.18) property advertised in error (Noted 25.4.18)
Property Ref 47389 The Moorfield (Whitefriars 1.2.18 - 6.2.18) property used for emergency move (noted 17.4.18)
Property Ref 47707 Over Street (Whitefriars 22.3.18 - 27.3.18) tenant rescinded notice (noted 13.4.18)
Property Ref 47583 Whaleys Croft (Whitefriars 1.3.18 - 6.3.18) advertised in error (noted 9.4.18)
Property Ref 47500 Friswell House (Whitefriars 15.2.18 - 20.2.18) tenant rescinded notice (noted 6.4.18)
Property Ref 47595 Robin Hood Road (Whitefriars 1.3.18-6.3.18) withdrawn advertised in error (noted 6.4.18)
Property Ref 47251 Bridgeman Road (Whitefriars 11.1.18 - 16.1.18) withdrawn as required for management move (noted 13.3.18)
Property Ref 47647 Emily Smith House (Whitefriars 8.3.18 - 13.3.18) tenant rescinded notice (noted 13.3.18)
Property ref 47461 Nelson Street (Whitefriars 15.2.18 - 20.2.18) tenant has rescinded notice (noted 9.3.18)
Property ref 47605 Dewis House (Whitefriars 01.03.18 - 06.03.18) tenant has rescinded notice (noted 07.03.18)
Property ref 47021 Joe Latham House (Whitefriars 16.11.17 - 21.11.17) tenant withdrawn notice (noted 28.2.18)
Property ref 47521 Sycamore Road (Whitefriars 22.2.18 - 27.2.18) tenant has withdrawn notice (noted 28.2.18)
Property ref 12235 Emily Smith House (Whitefriars 15.2.18 - 20.2.18) tenant has withdrawn notice (noted 16.2.18)
Property Ref 47444 Hipswell Highway (Whitefriars 8.2.18 -13.2.18) duplicate advert (noted 8.2.18)
For details of previous changes to advertised properties please click this link. Previously Advertised
Midland Heart operate a West Midlands choice based lettings scheme called Homes Direct. You can apply at www.homesdirect.org.uk
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 www.homeswapper.co.uk. 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 www.wmbus.org.
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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