Welcome to Cherwell HomeChoice

HomeChoice allows you to choose which social housing properties you want to be considered for in Cherwell. You can search for available social housing using the search tab. Our weekly letting cycles run from Wednesday to Monday. No properties will be advertised on a Tuesday. Once you have an active application you will be able to state your interest in properties you are eligible for by placing a bid.

We will apply a Band to your application that reflects your needs in accordance with our Housing Allocation Scheme. Band 1 is the higest need and Band 4 is the lowest need. When bids are placed, the applicant with the highest Band and longest time within that Band will be appear highest in the shortlist for the property and so will be considered first.

The demand for social housing in Cherwell far outstrips the supply available, particularly for larger family homes. This means that applicants with less urgent needs may never secure social housing through HomeChoice or may have to wait many years to do so. Waiting times are particularly long for those in need of 4-bedroom homes.


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