We no longer possess any housing stock, but remain responsible for homelessness and the allocation of affordable housing.
Cumbria Choice - Housing Allocations Partnership
Cumbria Choice is a housing allocations partnership between us, Accent Housing, Derwent and Solway, Eden Housing, Home, Impact Housing, Riverside, Two Castles and South Lakes Housing. We agreed to let homes in the Eden District through this partnership. For more information on the housing allocation partnership and to register go to the Cumbria choice website.
Features of Choice Based Lettings (CBL) are
- Under choice based lettings customers only have to complete one application form. Landlords will advertise their properties through the scheme and customers will then choose the homes they wish to be considered for.
- Applicants will be placed in one of 5 bands according to their needs for re-housing. In most cases when an application from a higher bands "bids" for a property they will have priority over an applicant from a lower band.
- Priority will still be given to those with a local connection. However 10% of properties will be made available to people to move across Local Authorities.
Although it will not increase the number of homes available, Cumbria Choice does provide a more transparent way of letting homes, as well as giving people more choice where they would prefer to live.
Revisions to Cumbria Choice Allocations Policy
During the last 6 months the Cumbria Choice partnership has carried out a review of the allocation policy. There is a consultation on the changes from the 14 September until 19 October for more information see Cumbria Choice
For further information please
Contact: The Housing Team
Telephone: 01768 817817
Fax: 01768 890732
Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG