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Coventry Homefinder

Banding system - current and proposed

Current banding system for Coventry Homefinder

Level of need Homefinder band Housing need category
Exceptional need 1A Statutorily Homeless (including National Witness Mobility Scheme)
Exceptional need 1A Exceptional housing needs due to health difficulties
Exceptional need 1A Severe Overcrowding – require an additional 2 or more bedrooms
Exceptional need 1A Tenants of partner housing providers who need to move to enable a redevelopment scheme to go ahead
Exceptional need 1A Tenants of partner housing providers who are under-occupying a property by 3 or more bedrooms
Exceptional need 1B Tenants of partner housing providers who are moving to release specialist disabled persons accommodation
Exceptional need 1B People fleeing violence, harassment or abuse
Exceptional need 1B Tenants of partner housing providers who are under-occupying a property by 2 bedrooms
Exceptional need 1B People with an urgent medical need who are also overcrowded
Exceptional need 1B Extreme Unsanitary conditions causing severe health and safety hazards in the household
Urgent need 2A Urgent housing needs due to health difficulties
Urgent need 2A Short term hostel dwellers
Urgent need 2A Housing needs arising from Social and Welfare issues
Urgent need 2A Overcrowding – require an additional 1 bedroom
Urgent need 2A Housing needs as a result of being a “Looked After Child”.
Urgent need 2A Unsanitary/unsuitable conditions affecting the health of the household or causing health and safety hazards
Urgent need 2A Tenants of partner housing providers who are under-occupying by one bedroom
Urgent need 2A Review of Band 1A applicants
Non-Urgent need 2B Low level housing needs due to health difficulties
Non-Urgent need 2B Households who need to move to a particular locality, where failure to achieve this would cause hardship to themselves or to others
Non-Urgent need 2B Homelessness Prevention and Relief
Non-Urgent need 2B Review of Band 1B applicants
Non-Urgent need 2C Intentionally Homeless Households
Non-Urgent need 2C Homeless households who do not have a priority need
Non-Urgent need 2C Households where a main housing duty has been discharged due to the refusal of an offer of suitable accommodation
No priority need 3A No housing need with a local connection
No priority need 3A Housing need but no local connection
No priority need 3B No housing need with no local connection

Proposed banding system for Coventry Homefinder

Level of need Homefinder band Housing need category
Urgent Housing Need Band 1 Statutorily Homeless (including National Witness Mobility Scheme)
Urgent Housing Need Band 1 Urgent housing need due to health and/or social care difficulties
Urgent Housing Need Band 1 Urgent housing need due to Social and/or Welfare issues (including unsanitary conditions, fleeing violence, moving due to redevelopment, moving to release disabled persons accommodation, Approved fosterers and adopters who require more appropriate accommodation, Families who are being reunited following children being returned from care of Local Authority)
Urgent Housing Need Band 1 Coventry Care Leaver who are assessed as tenancy ready
Urgent Housing Need Band 1 Tenants of partner housing providers who are under-occupying a property by 2 or more bedrooms
High Housing Need Band 2 People living in supported accommodation including hostels who are assessed as tenancy ready
High Housing Need Band 2 Overcrowding – require an additional 2 or more bedrooms
High Housing Need Band 2 Homelessness Relief (households at relief duty stage)
High Housing Need Band 2 Tenants of partner housing providers who are under-occupying by 1 bedroom
Medium Housing Need Band 3 Homelessness Prevention
Medium Housing Need Band 3 Homeless households who do not have a priority need
Medium Housing Need Band 3 Housing need due health and or social care difficulties
Medium Housing Need Band 3 Housing need relating to Social, Welfare or Hardship issues
Medium Housing Need Band 3 Overcrowding – requires 1 additional bedroom
Low Housing Need Band 4 Low housing need with local connection (including newly forming households – applicants living with friends or family wanting their own accommodation or applicants currently living apart who want to live together, applicants who are or could potentially experience financial difficulty if they remained in their current accommodation)
Low Housing Need Band 4 Coventry Care Leavers (not tenancy ready or Care Leavers with no local connection)
Low Housing Need Band 4
People living in supported accommodation including hostels and refuges who are not tenancy ready
Low Housing Need Band 4 Intentionally homeless households
Low Housing Need Band 4 Housing need - no local connection (exceptional circumstances)
Reduced Preference Band Reduced Preference band Reduced priority status due to unacceptable behaviour or rent arrears
Reduced Preference Band Reduced Preference band Households where main housing duty has ended due to refusal of accommodation
Reduced Preference Band Reduced Preference band Households who have refused 3 offers of accommodation
Reduced Preference Band Reduced Preference band Households in Bands 1 and 2 who have not actively bid for suitable accommodation

 

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