New housing allocation website launched

West Berkshire Council’s improved housing allocation website has been launched this week. It will help those on the housing register access much needed affordable housing through a user-friendly system.

Residents in the district, such as armed forces personnel and key workers, will be able to access affordable housing in an easier way. 

With the new system going live, those on the housing register will need to re-register their application by 1 March 2021 to keep the same priority date and be able to bid on properties.

The website has lots of helpful information about the Housing Register and the council’s new Housing Allocations Policy. A guide on how to use the system is available on the website too.

Here’s how to re-register:

  • Go to https://www.homechoicewestberks.org.uk  (remember to re-apply before 1 March 2021 to keep your current priority date).
  • Set up a new account as your current log in details won’t work on the new system.

If your current housing application is assessed as non-qualifying it’s unlikely you’ll be eligible to join the new Housing Register for West Berkshire. To find out if you’re eligible, you’ll need to re-apply.

If help is needed to re-apply, please call the team on: 01635 519530 or send an email to: housingallocations@westberks.gov.uk.

The team is dealing with a high volume of calls and emails at the moment, but will get back to you as soon as they can.

 

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