Rent a home

We have a range of affordable housing across the West Midlands. Our homes include bungalows, flats, houses and sheltered housing for older people.

To find out how to apply for housing, contact your council.

If you want to rent a home from one of our associations there are some things you must agree to first

  • You must pay your rent by Direct Debit on a date agreed with us.
  • You must agree to have your photo stored on our database.
  • You must agree to do some pre-tenancy work if we think you need extra support.
  • You must pay your rent in advance.

When making a decision about housing you we will make sure that all your circumstances are taken into account. This may include looking at your previous tenancies.

If we think the assessment shows that you may present a risk to the association or the local community, we will not make an offer of accommodation.

When making our decision we will consider:

  • If we think the tenancy will be successful
  • What the impact may be on our other customers
  • Your previous tenancies
  • The level of support you may need to conduct your tenancy well and be independent
  • How suitable the property is to meeting yours and your family’s needs.

We will not normally people under the following circumstances:

  • You are under the age of 18, unless it is for a specific housing project where support is in place
  • You are subject to immigration control or you are from abroad and not eligible
  • You or members of your family have caused serious anti-social behaviour in the past
  • You have debts with us or another landlord
  • You can’t afford the rent. We will assess all applicants to see if they can afford to live in the property
  • You already own another property
  • The accommodation won’t meet your needs
  • You have used false information to gain the property or you have committed tenancy fraud in the past
  • Your previous convictions may indicate you pose a risk to your household, neighbours or wider community. Having a previous conviction does not necessarily exclude you from housing, only where we think there is a risk.

If we have made you an offer of accommodation you must make contact with us to tell us if you want to accept the offer or arrange to view the property.

You may lose you offer if:

  • You have made no contact to arrange to view the property
  • You did not turn up to an appointment to view the property
  • You did not complete the sign up process or provide the information requested
  • You have refused 3 offers of accommodation.

We will also make no further offers of accommodation to you.

We may not make an offer if other information is required and you have not provided in within 2 working days.

If we need to get further information we will do so as quickly as possible. Any delays will not affect your application.

Using false information to get a property is tenancy fraud. It is also a criminal offence.

It is important that homes are available to people who really need them, so if you have given us false information on purpose we will take action to remove you from the property and
recover our costs.

We will also report it to other local authorities and landlords who request it. This may affect your future housing applications.

If you application for housing is turned down you may make an appeal to the local housing association.

Income information

  • Payslips
  • Benefits
  • Tax credits
  • P60

Expenditure information

  • Rent
  • Council tax
  • Utilities
  • Childcare
  • Loans
  • Food bill
  • Insurance
  • Other financial commitments (child maintenance, child care, home care, travel costs an so on).

Where to apply

  • If you are looking for a home in the following areas: Bromsgrove, Malvern Hills, Worcester, Wychavon, Wyre Forest and Stratford on Avon, visit Home Choice Plus
  • If you are looking for a home in the Redditch area, visit Redditch Home Choice
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