Coventry Homefinder is changing this Monday to make the process of applying for a home easier
The site our customers in Coventry use to search for a home is changing this Monday.
Coventry Homefinder will be upgraded next Monday 13 September to make searching and bidding for properties easier.
The update is being launched alongside changes to priority banding to ensure people are prioritised correctly.
Customers living in Coventry were recently asked to re-register with Coventry Homefinder to ensure that their details are up to date.
The update to the system follows an update to Housing Policy last autumn.
Our Head of Allocations and Lettings Clare Garner said: “We’re pleased that this new system will make the process of applying for homes easier for residents in Coventry.
“We want the process of applying for a home to be as easy as possible for our customers.”
As well as making Homefinder easier to use, the new policy will also see some changes to applicant eligibility and the way people are banded. Those applying for homes must have a local connection (barring some exceptional circumstances) and earn, or have assets, totalling less than £50,000. Customers will also not be able to register if they do not have a housing need recognised in the new policy.
Cllr David Welsh, Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, said: “The new system and policy updates will make this process quicker and easier, as well as ensuring that those who are in need are prioritised accordingly.
“As a result, some people’s priority bands may change to make sure that those with the greatest housing need in the city, such as care leavers, are prioritised. New categories such as living with friends or family, or experiencing financial difficulty in current properties, have also been added to the system.
“Our new website will be much easier to use and bid for homes, and our teams have managed to simplify the application system to a single form.”
For more information about the changes click here.