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New housing allocations policy

The council has made key changes to its housing allocations policy, meaning the way we let council homes in Wolverhampton is changing.

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Hampton View , Woden Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 0PE from Sanctuary Housing One and two-bed flats available in a high rise block.

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We'll be advertising seven new build houses across the city very soon. These houses are due to be completed during February and March and will be advertised six weeks before they are completed.

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Wolverhampton housing associations have specialist housing available for older people in Wolverhampton. If you would like to move to your own self-contained flat, with central heating, bathroom with level access shower, onsite or visiting support, access to an alarm system so you can contact someone in an emergency please click on the links below to find out what is currently available. You could move into one of these immediately.

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We'll be advertising five new build bungalows in Lanesfield very soon. The bungalows, in Sunset Place, have two bedrooms and two of them are fully wheelchair accessible. They are due to be completed in February, but they'll be advertised here from 27th October.

Photo showing Councillor Peter Bilson starts work at Sunset Place alongside (left to right)  Tony Tyson-Phillips and Stefan Czajkowski, both from United Living,  Steve North of Wolverhampton Homes, Karen Beasley, from the  City of Wolverhampton Council’s Housing Team, and Shaun Aldis,  Sue Roberts and Wilson Severn, all from Wolverhampton Homes.
The City of Wolverhampton Council is embarking on a £1.7m scheme to deliver new build council housing on four small derelict sites across the city. The works will be carried out by the council’s Strategic Construction Partnership (SCP) contractors, who are being given the opportunity to extend their portfolio from housing maintenance and repairs as part of a pilot project.

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A new type of benefit for working age people, called Universal Credit, is coming from  December 2015. It will bring together the main out of work benefits: Housing benefit Income support Job seekers allowance Income Related Employment and Support Allowance Child Tax Credit Working Tax Credit. It will be paid once a month into your bank account, in the same way as a salary.

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If you are offered a council home with Wolverhampton Homes you will be offered a chance to join the Rental Exchange to help improve your credit rating. Ever been refused credit because your credit score isn’t good enough? Did you know that paying your rent on time doesn’t count towards your credit rating?

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When you start shopping for your new home - don't buy anything before you check out Right Price Electricals. Wolverhampton Homes works closely with Right Price Electricals to ensure tenants have access to great deals and and affordable credit.

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Newly modernised homes in Heath Town, Heathfield Park with concierge service and 24/7 security. Rents from £358 per month. 

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We are making a change to the times that you can bid for housing. From 12th January bidding will close at 9am each Monday.  We know that most people bid for properties early on when bidding opens so we know that this change will not affect many people. By closing bids earlier on Monday, it means we can contact successful bidders earlier.