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