Choice Based Lettings and Trust HomeChoice
Trust HomeChoice is a partnership between Cheshire West and Chester Council, Chester and District Housing Trust and Weaver Vale Housing Trust. The scheme advertises available homes across the Cheshire West and Chester area and makes finding a home as simple, fair and open as possible.
Changes to Trust HomeChoice
There are two important changes to Trust Homechoice happening on 1 October 2013. Firstly the implementation of a new Common Allocations Policy and secondly changes to the delivery model with the administration of the housing register transferring to the Council.
Local people in greatest need of affordable rented housing in the Cheshire West and Chester area will benefit from changes to the way available homes are allocated from this date.
The revised Trust Homechoice Allocations Policy has been developed by Cheshire West and Chester Council in partnership with Chester & District Housing Trust, Plus Dane Group and Weaver Vale Housing Trust and will give priority to people with a local connection to the area, who are in employment, education or training to apply for a new home.
Choice based lettings enables people on the housing register to express an interest or ‘bid’ for properties which are advertised through the scheme.
The service will be integrated with the Council’s Housing Solutions Team. There is a new IT system and website which will enable customers to apply, update their application and bid for properties all on line. Existing customers will have receive a letter in the next few days advising how to login to their new online Trust Homechoice account.
To find out more about the revised allocations policy and Choice Based Lettings, visit Trust HomeChoice or telephone 0300 123 2442.
Available homes are advertised through:
- Trust HomeChoice
- Local newspapers in Chester, Northwich, Winsford and Ellesmere Port
- All local partner housing offices across Cheshire West and Chester
If you want to bid for a property you must be registered with Trust HomeChoice. Properties are offered to the interested applicant who is in the highest band in line with the Common Housing Allocations Policy.
Applicants will only be contacted if they are successful, but feedback will be provided on weekly basis about how each property has been allocated.