Welcome to Birmingham Choice


Social housing is a valuable but limited resource and demand for it is greater than the number of homes available.  Therefore, to allocate housing in a fair and transparent way, the Council manages a housing allocation scheme, as it must do by law.

Social housing includes housing owned by the Council and by Registered Providers (formally known as housing associations). We allocate to some registered providers through nomination agreements. 

Birmingham City Council implemented a new Housing Allocations Policy on 18th January 2023.  A summary of the policy can be found here: Allocation Summary 2023


Housing advice and information

For advice and information of your housing options please visit Birmingham City Council's main website for Housing Advice and Information.  Alternatively, please see our Birmingham Housing Advice pack and Housing Related Advice, Information, Advice and Guidance

Sheltered Housing

Sheltered and Extra Care Housing Schemes provide support to their residents to help them live independently for longer.
The schemes are aimed at people who can usually manage on their own, but feel safer knowing help and support is nearby if needed.
For further information on shelered and extra care housing can be found here - Sheltered and Extra Care Housing


Guide to registering for housing

In order to start the application for housing process you must first complete an online application form.  This is will involve registering on the Birmingham Choice site.  Once registered, you will log into your account for any actions required on your housing application.  These will include;

  • Applying for housing

  • Making changes to your housing application, household or contact information

  • Uploading documents required to support your application

  • Bidding for properties

If you require information on applying for housing, please follow this follow this link to the user guide - Guide to Registration

I’ve forgotten my login reference/password to logon.  What do I do?

If you have forgotten your password(s) go to LOGIN and then select FORGOTTEN DETAILS and follow the instructions provided. A new temporary password will be emailed to you (please ensure you check any junk email folder).


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