Anyone aged 16 years or over may apply to join the Housing Register.
You will need to complete an online application form.
When you are successful in your 'bid' for a property you will need to provide the following to your new landlord:
Before you are allocated your banding you may need to provide additional documents to support your application. We will tell you what documents to provide and when to provide them.
All documents provided must be originals, up to date and valid.
Providing you have properly completed your application form it will be processed but placed in the lowest band, until the documents are received, at which point it will be moved into the appropriate band from the date they are received. If your application form is incomplete we will ask you to provide more information. The date it is effective from will be the date the required information is received.
You will receive a letter or email confirming that you have been accepted onto the Housing Register. This will tell you your band, the date your application was registered from and the size of property you are eligible for.
Your aplication will be processed within 10 working days.
There are some people who are not eligible to be included on the Housing Register. These are:
Your application will be assessed according to your level of housing need and placed into one of 4 bands, 1, 2, 3 and 4. We will also take into account whether you have a local connection with North or North East Lincolnshire and the extent of this, and whether you are able to afford to resolve your own housing problems. Within each band applications are placed in date order. You can read more about banding on another webpage.
We will regularly assess applicants in the higher bands to ensure that they are still in housing need.
It is very important that you tell us of any changes in your circumstances by amending your online application. We will assess any changes that may impact on your banding within 5 working days. If you move up a band the date used will be the date you move into that band. If you move down a band the date used will be the date that applied when you were previously in that band or any earlier date when you were in a higher band.
Yes, we may send you a message via the website from time to time to renew your application
If someone in your household has a medical condition and your current home is unsuitable for you, you should provide evidence of this when you complete your online application. This information will then be considered by the Home Choice Lincs Team when allocating your banding. You can continue to choose which properties to express an interest in but must be mindful of your condition and only express interest in suitable properties such as ground floor flat or bungalow if you cannot climb stairs.