How we prioritise applicants
Johnnie Johnson Housing uses a Banding system to assess a person's level of housing need. Your current housing circumstances will be assessed and you will be given the Band which reflects how urgently you need to move.
There are 5 Housing Need Bands:
Band 1 – for people who need to be rehoused urgently, for example, someone who is homeless or where there is a serious risk to their safety if they remain in their current home.
Band 2 – for people who are experiencing financial hardship as a direct result of the spare room subsidy, armed forces veterans who need to move on from time limited supported accommodation and non-priority homeless applicants.
Band 3 – for people who are threatened with homelessness within the next 56 days and are owed a ‘prevention duty’ by the local authority.
Band 4 – for people who have a housing need that does not fall in to Band 1, 2 or 3.
Band 5 – applicants within this group are generally adequately housed, have no housing or support needs, but want to move to satisfy their own personal requirements.
All applications received from people who want to move into a Johnnie Johnson rented property will be assessed and placed in one of the above bands.
When allocating a property we will shortlist applicants, taking into account:
- their housing need (i.e. their band)
- who will occupy the property fully (see 'How we calculate bedroom need')
- the effective date of their application (i.e. the date that their band was awarded)
- any other eligibility rules such as local connection, age limits etc.