Working in partnership with four other housing organisations in Hertfordshire, we advertise and offer homes to applicants on our waiting list through the Herts Choice Homes choice based lettings scheme.
Choice Based Lettings (CBL) allows eligible applicants to select properties that they are interested in, rather than the next applicant on the Housing Needs Register (HNR) automatically being allocated the next available property. The scheme aims to help applicants make informed choices about where they want to live and the type of property they would prefer.
We are working together to increase choice and mobility within Hertfordshire. Each council has its own Housing Allocation Policy, but we will allocate a proportion of homes that become vacant to a 'cross partner pool'. Applicants from any of the five councils making up Herts Choice Homes can bid for properties advertised in this pool.
We manage the Allocations Policy and Housing Needs Register on behalf of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. Any significant changes to the policy will be reviewed and authorised by the council.