The Council uses a banding scheme to prioritise applications. Your Banding tells us about your current housing situation. You will be able to see which Band you are form the letter that you will receive once registered.
Please note: (HN) means Housing Need. The law says that we must take account of these when prioritising applicants. Where there is no HN shown, this means that North Somerset have decided that it wants to make these a priority but they are not subject to national legislation.
Approved Homeless and living in temporary accommodation for 3 months or more (HN)
Lacking three or more bedrooms (HN)
Urgent medical need (HN)
Urgent welfare need (HN)
Under-occupation by two more more bedrooms
Approved Homeless (HN)
Homelessness Prevention (HN)
Lacking two bedrooms (HN)
Significant medical need (HN)
Supported Housing move on
Residential Care move on
Former members of the Armed or Reserve Forces (HN)
Lacking one bedroom (HN)
Minor medical need (HN)
Sharing basic facilities with people who are not related (HN)
All other homeless cases (HN)
Unable to Work (as defined as receiving ESA or Pension Credit)
For details of the definitions of each banding criteria, you can also download the full HomeChoice North Somerset Lettings Policy (PDF, 315k).