To be considered for social housing in the Daventry District you will need to complete a HomeChoice application form.
To make the best use of the very limited housing stock and significant increases in the amount of people wanting to be rehoused, the housing register is restricted to make sure only those with a qualifying need to be re-housed are registered.
These restrictions are in line with the Localism Act 2011, which has allowed local authorities housing polices, or allocation schemes, to be reflective of the local circumstances.
More information on Eligibility and Restrictions
Registering for HomeChoice
To register for HomeChoice you will need to fill in a HomeChoice application form. You can download an application form below, or phone us on 01327 871100. You can also visit the Council offices, in Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP. Our offices are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and from 9am to 4.30pm on Fridays.
Please ensure you provide the necessary supporting documents with your application, as failure to provide these will result in your registration being delayed and in some cases your application will be returned to you. Documents can be brought into our Lodge Road offices for copies to be taken.
If you suffer from a medical condition or a disability or you have current welfare issues you will also need to complete a medical self-assessment form.
You can download one below or phone us on 01327 871100 and we can post one to you.
In accordance with the Council's Housing Allocation Scheme July 2017, medical needs may be taken into consideration on your application. It will depend on how your current accommodation affects your medical issues.
If you are having difficulty in your current property due to issues relating to illness or disability, you may qualify for assistance from our Care and Repair service. You can find out more about Care and Repair here.
What happens next?
Once your application has been processed you will be sent a letter. If you have been accepted to go onto the housing register your letter will detail your priority and the reasons we have given you that priority, the types of properties that you are entitled to register an interest in and your account or ‘Pin’ number that you will be able to use to access your HomeChoice account on-line.
From this point your application will be active and you can start to bid for properties you are eligible for. If you do not qualify to be registered you will be written to with detail of the reasons for refusal.
If you wish to make an appeal on either your eligibility to be registered, or your banding, you will be required to put your reasons in writing addressed to the Housing Options Manager within 21 days of the banding or refusal letter.