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Update on housing applications

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.


Since 2nd August we have received nearly 6000 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 27th September from those who have informed us, when they applied, that they had a previous live application.


We are now working through all applications received before 27th September from those applicants who have advised us that they did not have a previous live housing application. We are aiming to have all of these applications processed by 22nd October.


Following this we will process all applications from applicants who applied after 27th September. We are aiming to process these applications within 4-6 weeks of them being received. We will continue to transfer previous waiting time onto new applications as long as they are made before 31st December 2021.


If you have not made a new application, please visit the Homes in the City website though please bear in mind that we may not be able to accept your application if:

  • You have not lived in the City for 2 years from the date you submit your application
  • You do not live in Wolverhampton at present
  • You do not have any housing needs as defined in the Allocations Policy – we may need to see evidence of these before we can accept an application. More information on housing needs is available here
  • If you assets and savings are worth more than £16,000 or the main applicant earns more than £48,000