Your priority for housing

Housing providers (normally councils and housing associations) give priority to people who are in greatest housing need.

How do we decide who is in housing need?

We look at where you live, the conditions you live in and how many bedrooms you need for your household. If you are overcrowded or living in poor conditions, you may receive higher priority for housing.

In some cases, we may set conditions on the priority you receive. For example, you may only get priority if you move closer to your place of work, or we may put a time limit on your priority to enocurage you to move rather than wait for a specific property.

We have four priority bands:

  • Band A – (Emergency/Top Priority)
  • Band B+ – (Homeless Applicants in Priority Need Owed the Relief or Main Homlessness Duty)
  • Band B – (Urgent Need to Move)
  • Band C – (Identified Housing Need)
  • Band D - (Non-Priority Housing).

Full details of the priority bands are set out in the Home-Options allocations policies for Chesterfield, Derbyshire and Staffordshire Moorlands.

What to do if you are not happy with a decision

If you are not happy with a decision that we make, you can ask us to review the decision. Click here for more information about the Home-Options review process.