A new partnership is streamlining the way people apply for social housing in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.
Three councils and six housing organisations have joined together to create a simpler application system. Previously separate applications had to be made to each organisation. But now those seeking a new home in the area will have to fill in just one application form to register their interest.
Blackpool, Fylde Borough and Wyre Councils, Blackpool Coastal Housing, New Fylde Housing, Regenda Group, Great Places Housing Group, Places for People and the Muir Group have created the new MyHomeChoiceFyldeCoast scheme which launches today (May 08, 2012). It replaces all the organisations’ existing housing application systems in the Fylde coast area.
MyHomeChoiceFyldeCoast provides, for the first time, a single place where you can find affordable homes from all of the major providers in the Fylde Coast.
Andy Foot, Chairman of the Choice Based Letting Project Board and Fylde Coast Housing Strategy Manager
All applicants on existing waiting lists are now being contacted to ask them to re-register on the new MyHomeChoiceFyldeCoast housing list before May 18, 2012, if they still want to apply for a property and be included in the first bid cycle which starts on the 6th of June. Help will be available to enable applicants to re-register.
Andy Foot, Chairman of the Choice Based Letting Project Board and Fylde Coast Housing Strategy Manager, said: "MyHomeChoiceFyldeCoast provides, for the first time, a single place where you can find affordable homes from all of the major providers in the Fylde Coast. It makes it easier to apply and you only need to apply once."
Available properties will be advertised each week through the new scheme. Property details will be available both on-line and through each organisations’ local offices. Applicants interested in a particular property can express an interest, known as a “bid”, on-line, by telephone, e-mail or by calling into one of the organisations’ housing offices.
It’s intended that in the future MyHomeChoiceFyldeCoast will offer further choices to people looking to rent a home, such as homes to rent from accredited private landlords.