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Following a review of the City of Wolverhampton Council's Housing Allocations Policy a number of changes will take place which will affect all properties advertised on or after Tuesday 2 June 2020. The changes are as follows: Applicants who have refused two offers of suitable accommodation in a 12-month period will be deferred (your application will be temporarily closed) from the housing register for a period of six months. We will write to tell you if you are being deferred and you can ask us to review our decision. If you are owed a homeless duty we will make one offer of suitable accommodation. If you refuse the offer, it will end the statutory homelessness duty. That means that your statutory homeless priority will be removed.

Having reviewed the guidance from the Government on the lockdown measures starting on 5th November we will continue to advertise, allocate and relet homes. To ensure the risk of spreading coronavirus is kept to a minimum the processes may be slightly different, but you will now be able to undertake the following activities in connection with renting a home: viewing properties to rent preparing a property to move in moving home visiting a property to undertake any activities required for the renting of that property What does this mean for me? If you are placed top of a shortlist for a new home we will contact you and ask you to provide evidence of everything you have declared on your housing application  You will be able to make an application for a home. Wolverhampton Homes is unable to provide feedback on previous bids by phone. Live feedback showing the priority and waiting time of the applicant we are considering is available on the Homes in the City website. If you are made homeless or you are told you that you will be made homeless within 56 days, you can still contact the Housing Options Team for advice and assistance. Please call 01902 556789 option 6. Please be aware that that government has halted all new evictions from both private rented and social housing properties at present. If you are experiencing domestic abuse, in the first instance please contact the Police or Domestic Abuse Helpline Services. If you are applying to move home due to domestic abuse, once you have completed your application an officer will make telephone contact with you to offer practical advice on keeping as safe as possible at home during this period. They will also be able to provide information on where else you can get help. The safety of our customers and staff is our top priority. These decisions have been taken to help keep people safe, while also ensuring that those who need to move can do so, in line with government guidance. We will review the situation regularly and keep customers updated of any changes on this website so please check back for further guidance.

Over the Christmas period, Homes in the City adverts will go live at 5pm on Tuesday 17 December 2019 and close at 10am on Monday 30 December 2019. The following set of adverts will go live at 5pm on Tuesday 31 December 2019 and close at 10am on Monday 6 January 2020.

Due to Essential Maintenance of the Computer Systems, Homes in the City website may NOT be available to place bids between:

We are making improvements to Homes In The City. As of 5pm on 27th August 2019, current and new housing applicants will need an email address to apply and bid for homes. This change is one in a series of improvements we're making to enhance the customer experience and provide the best possible service to you. 

As a responsible social housing provider and managing agent for the City of Wolverhampton Council's housing stock, we are committed to providing decent homes and delivering great housing services to the people of Wolverhampton. With limited housing stock and around 10,000 people wanting for a council home, catering to the individual needs of our highly diverse city is a big challenge. That's why it's important to us that we support housing applicants with information and advice, thereby empowering them to make informed decisions about their future. Below, you'll find some useful information, including hints and tips, that will help you to find a long-term home that's right for you and successfully manage your tenancy. Are you ready to move? + Our properties represent a long-term home for many of our customers and we work hard to get them repaired and let as quickly as possible. Applicants have a role to play in this by making sure that they are ready to take on a new home before bidding for one. So, before you apply for housing and bid for a home, there are a few questions that you should ask yourself:

Graphic stating Housing Fair
City of Wolverhampton will stage its second Housing Fair of the year on Sunday 23 September 2018. The city’s free housing fairs attract hundreds of visitors looking to tap into the help and advice on offer - and find their new home.

Photo of new build houses
City of Wolverhampton Council has gone out to tender to find the developers for a £4 million contract for the fourth phase of its newbuild council housing programme for small derelict site. Eight former garage sites have been identified as part of phase four, with works due to start this summer.

Artist's impression of a house at Danesmore Pastures
New council homes are being built by City of Wolverhampton Council’s wholly owned housing company, WV Living. The first homes to be completed will be on the site of the former Danesmore Park Primary School in Ashmore Park.

Photo of new build properties in Harrowby Road
Work will begin in January on the third phase of new build council housing on small derelict sites. Harper Group PLC has been awarded the contract to deliver 26 homes across five sites. They will be developing: