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Housing Allocation Scheme consultation

We are reviewing our Housing Allocation Scheme and we would like your views on our proposed changes. Our online survey will be open until Monday 19th July 2021 for you to give you feedback.

Supporting documentation

Please note that all supporting documents such as identification and proof of address must be uploaded to your online application.  Applications will be suspended until this information is provided and closed if the required supporting documents are not uploaded to your application within 28 days.

A signed declaration form must be uploaded to all applications. This form can be downloaded for you to print and sign, or if required we can arrange for it to be posted to you.

Please read our application checklist on the documents tab to ensure you have uploaded all the documents needed for us to assess your application.

Housing services during Covid 19

Most office-based staff are working remotely in order to keep key services running. We will continue to try and provide you with the best possible service during this time.

Welcome to Cherwell HomeChoice

HomeChoice is a way of allocating social housing through Cherwell District Council's housing register. It gives you a choice and a greater say over where you live. HomeChoice allows you to choose which available properties you want to be considered for.

Please note that shared ownership housing is not allocated through HomeChoice. If you want to know more about options for low cost home ownership, please visit

Social housing available to rent is advertised every week on HomeChoice. The advertising period starts on a Wednesday and finishes at midnight on Monday, one week later. This may vary occasionally to allow for holiday periods such as Christmas. You must be eligible for social housing and have an active HomeChoice application in order to place a bid on advertised social housing.

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Next cycle

Starts 23 Jun, until 28 Jun
New applications cannot be activated until all required documents have been submitted and any further checks that are needed have been made. In order to help avoid delays in your application being assessed, please ensure you upload a signed declaration form (found under the Documents tab) to your...
Published: Thursday 20 May 2021

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