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Coronavirus update: Finding a new home during COVID-19

Current government advice is to stay at home wherever possible. Moves are not encouraged.

While our priority is still to house those people we have a duty to house under the relevant legislation, any properties left over after this are now being advertised.

Transfers between properties may also now be possible, but only in exceptional circumstances that will be considered on a case by case basis. If you believe exceptional circumstances apply to you, please contact our Housing Options Team straight away for advice and assistance.

Similarly if you are homeless, or threatened with homelessness then you should contact the Housing Options Team and we will advise and assist you.

For all the council's Coronavirus updates, press here.

Service information

You can apply for council and housing association properties in Redditch here, using Home Choice: Redditch’s system for letting social housing fairly.

Home Choice lets you tell us which properties you are interested in and gives us a transparent way to make decisions. We decide who gets housing based on housing needs, including things like whether you are homeless, living in cramped living conditions, or have medical conditions being made worse by your current home.

Information you supply about your circumstances will give you a Home Choice priority ‘banding’ of Bronze, Silver, Gold or Priority as well as a points score. Generally speaking the higher your priority and score, the more likely you are to be successful when bidding for a property.

Find a home

Find a home here on Home Choice.

Bid for a home

There are three ways to bid.

  1. Visit Home Choice
  2. Phone the 24hr automated bidding line stating the property reference of the property
  3. Come to one of our customer service centres and speak to us.