Coventry Homefinder uses a banding scheme to prioritise applications.
When you first register on Coventry Homefinder you will either be placed in Band 3A if you have a local connection or band 3B if you don't have a local connection.
Some applicants can apply for a priority band if they believe that they have specific housing needs. The table below sets out the banding scheme and gives examples of those applicants who would be eligible to be placed in each band.
If you think that your household requirements mean that you should be in a different band this can only be done if you write to Coventry Homefinder requesting an assessment. Please write to:
Coventry Homefinder, 1st Floor Spire House, New Union Street, Coventry, CV1 2PW.
75% of properties advertised will prioritise bidders by the highest priority band. 25% will be prioritised by registration date only.
Banding Criteria April 2012
People with Exceptional medical need
People who are severely overcrowded
Tenants of partner Housing Associations needing to move to enable a redevelopment scheme to go ahead
Statutory Homeless (1 bidding round only)
Tenants of partner Housing Associations who are moving to release specialist disabled person's accommodation
Tenants of partner Housing Associations moving because their home is 'under-occupied' by two or more bedrooms
People with Urgent Medical Need or Social/Welfare issues, who are also Overcrowded
Urgent Medical Need or Social/Welfare issues
Children who have been 'looked after' by Local Authority
Tenants of partner Housing Associations moving because their home is under-occupied by one bedroom
People Fleeing violence or harassment who have to be re-housed
Short-term hostel dwellers including direct access hostels
Non Urgent Medical
Review of Band 1 applications
Intentional/Non-priority need homeless/Statutory homeless who have refused their Main Housing Offer
No Housing Need – with local connection
Housing Need but no Local Connection
No housing Need
Owner-Occupiers with Local Connection who do not have any housing need as described in bands 1A - 1B and 2A to 2C