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We aim to assist people in need of affordable housing.

Due to different arrangements in the three main Local Authorities with whom we work, this is carried out in slightly different ways.

Choice-Based Lettings (Leeds, Kirklees and Calderdale)

We participate in Choice-Based Lettings Schemes in Leeds, Calderdale and Kirklees operated by each of the Local Authorities. This means that we (and a number of other landlords) advertise some of our available homes in the “Leeds Homes” or other advertising papers. 

Choose N Move in Kirklees and Keychoice in Calderdale both produce weekly property newsletters and also advertise available properties through their websites. You can express an interest in being considered for any of those homes by following the details given in the published newsletters or on their websites.

To apply for housing in Leeds, you need to complete a Common Housing Register Application Form. Click on this link to access the Leeds Homes website where you can download an Application Form from their "How To Register" page.

To apply for housing in Calderdale, you need to complete a Common Housing Register Application Form. Click on this link to access the Calderdale 'Key Choice' website where you can make an Application online.

To apply for housing in Kirklees, you need to complete a Common Housing Register Application Form. Click on this link to access the Kirklees Choose N Move website for further details on how to register. You may also wish to complete Connect’s Application Form which you can download by clicking here as not all available properties are advertised through Choose N Move.

Please ensure you read any of our adverts carefully to make sure you are eligible and to avoid disappointment. If you have any specific questions relating to any of our properties please contact us by telephone 0300 5000 600 or by email myhome@connecthousing.org.uk

We also advertise some of our properties on websites such as Rightmove, Zoopla and Letshelpyou.


How our Policy Works  

We assess needs by a points system that measures those needs.

1. Click here to find out about the Kirklees and Calderdale points system and thresholds.

2. Click here to find out about the Kirklees points threshold.

We will let properties to try and achieve sustainable communities. This means that we will sometimes:

  • Use local lettings initiatives in specific areas
  • Offer properties to lower priority applicants
  • Advertise the availability of properties
  • Restrict access to rehousing by us for applicants who have demonstrated unacceptable levels of anti-social behaviour or have been engaged in criminal activity which breaches the tenancy agreements.

We will normally consider applicants for one property size based on the maximum number of bed spaces per property and the age and sex of household members wanting to be rehoused together. For more information about the size of property we will consider you for, please follow this link to bedroom calculator.


Letting Homes to People in Priority Need 

We will try to let 50% of our general needs accommodation to people who have been nominated by the local authority. That usually means people who have Priority status under the Council’s allocation system.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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