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Lichfield District Council

 

Registration for Lichfield District Homes

Dear Sir/Madam

Further to our communication to you that Homes Direct is closing at the end of March we are writing to update you about the launch of our new choice based letting scheme called Lichfield District Homes.

Even if you are currently registered with Homes Direct you will need to register on the Lichfield District Homes website if you wish to continue to be considered for affordable housing in Lichfield District.

If you register with Lichfield District Homes you will be asked to supply different information to your existing Homes Direct application. We will not be transferring data between Homes Direct and the new Lichfield District Homes system.

Registering with Lichfield District Homes will also be an opportunity for you to update the information we have stored to ensure that your status details are correct and up to date in the new system.

We are also asking you to re-register because we have made changes to our housing allocation scheme.  The new allocation scheme has been changed from Band A, B C and D to Emergency band, Band 1 and Band 2. In order to make best use of the limited social housing stock within Lichfield district the change of scheme means a small number of people currently registered will be not be eligible under the new scheme (this will mainly affect applicants without a housing need and also applicants who currently qualify because they are occupying a upper floor flat with a child).  Anyone not eligible to register with Lichfield District Homes may still be able to register directly with social housing providers.

We would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that whichever Band you qualify for, under the new allocations policy, your Homes Direct band effective date will be honoured. Full details of the changes and the new allocation scheme can be found on our website.

Lichfield District Homes will advertise the majority of available homes across the District, however you can also register direct with individual housing providers that have set up new schemes such as Midland Heart Homes.

The Homes Direct website will continue to advertise homes across the midlands until 31 March 2021 so you are able to continue to bid for homes in the usual way until the end of March. The final round of property advertising for homes in Lichfield district will be from Wednesday 17 March until Sunday 21 March.

Registration for Lichfield District Homes will launch on Friday 19 March 2021 when our new website goes live - https://lichfielddistricthomes.housingjigsaw.co.uk

 If you have any questions please contact LDHenquiries@lichfielddc.gov.uk