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Over the Christmas Bank Holiday Homes in the City adverts will go live at 5pm on Tuesday 21st December 2021 and close at 10am on Monday 3rd January 2022. The following set of adverts will go live at 5pm on Tuesday 4th January 2022 and close at 10am on Monday 10th January 2022.

On 27th September all applications made before 2nd August 2021 that were assessed in line with the old allocations policy were closed and all applications that have been received since the 2nd August that have been assessed were made live ready for applicants to use to bid for home. Since 2nd August we have received nearly 10,000 applications and we are working hard to process as many of these as possible every day. We have now processed all application that were received before 1st December and will shortly be processing applications made in January 2022.

As you will have seen the City Council has changed its Allocations Policy and invitations have been sent out to those registered with Homes in the City inviting them to re-apply so that their circumstances can be assessed under the new Housing Allocations Policy. The initial period for reapplication ended on 26th September. On 27th September all applications made before 2nd August 2021 that were assessed in line with the old allocations policy were closed and all applications that have been received since the 2nd August that have been assessed were made live ready for applicants to use to bid for home.

We are now nearing go live in the change to The City of Wolverhampton Council’s Housing Allocations. As you will have seen the City Council has changed its Allocations Policy and invitations have been sent out to those registered with Homes in the City inviting them to re-apply so that their circumstances can be assessed under the new Housing Allocations Policy. The initial period for registration will end on 26th September. On 27th September all applications made before 2nd August 2021 that were assessed in line with the old allocations policy will be closed and all applications that have been received since the 2nd August that have been assessed will be made live ready for applicants to use when adverts resume on 28th September. We have received over 4000 applications since 2nd August and we are working hard to process as many of these as possible every day. If you have been awarded homeless priority in the past we have moved your application to the new system and you will received a letter confirming your new application reference very soon.

On Tuesday 3 August 2021 we experienced some technical difficulties which meant that the Homes in the City website was stopping customers from being able to bid for a home. This has now been fixed and you can bid for a home again. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you.
We are experiencing some technical difficulties today, Tuesday 3 August 2021, on the Homes in the City website that will prevent customers from being able to bid for a home. We are working with our system provider to resolve this as soon as possible. We are sorry for the inconvenience and we will update this message when it's been fixed.
Due to ongoing Essential Maintenance of the Computer Systems, The Homes in the City website and services may NOT be available between:

From 1 July 2021, any EU citizen wanting to apply and bid for council homes in Wolverhampton needs to have settled status or have a visa giving them leave to remain in the UK with access to public funds. Individuals with pre-settled status will also be able to apply but must be employed, self-employed, or have retained worker status. EU citizens have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the government's EU Settlement Scheme. To apply, you’ll need proof of your identity in the form of a passport or valid national identity card, and proof of residence in the UK, unless you have a valid permanent residence document, or valid indefinite leave to remain in or enter the UK. Learn more about the EU Settlement Scheme on gov.uk

Christmas 2020 / New Year 2021 Over the Christmas Bank Holiday Homes in the City adverts will go live at 5pm on Tuesday 22nd December 2020 and close at 10am on Monday 4th January 2021.

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.