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Prioritising applications

Prioritising Applications


New application forms submitted will be assessed in date order of receipt; from the earliest received first.

All housing applications will be assessed and if accepted, placed in one of four bands.


Band 1: Reasonable Preference plus additional preference (very urgent need)

People who have a reasonable preference and are granted additional preference (very urgent need to move).  All applications in this band will be reviewed after six months.


Band 2: Reasonable Preference categories

People who need to move and fall within one of the reasonable preference categories.  All applications in this band will be reviewed after twelve months.


Band 3: Non-priority and intentionally homeless, 1 bed overcrowding

Households one bedroom overcrowded and certain homeless households (those with a reasonable preference but who do not qualify for a Band 2 award).  All applications in this band will be reviewed after eighteen months.


Band 4: No Reasonable Preference, but qualify for City of Birmingham priority award.

Want to move – no reasonable preference but qualify for other specified reasons.


To find out more you can download a summary of the new Scheme and the full policy document.

Once your application has been assessed, you will be contacted by email with the decision.