Bournemouth Council

Housing Register Bands

Your application assessment will be based on your housing needs

If you qualify for Housing Register, we will consider your housing need and put you in one of the following bands: Gold, Silver or Bronze.

The Gold Band

This is for urgent housing needs. To qualify, you must: 

  • Have a severe medical condition
  • Be living in severely overcrowded conditions
  • Be suffering from severe and/or persistent harassment or abuse
  • Live in a home where Category I hazards that are unfixable or have been reduced to Category II hazards within six months 
  • Have four or more needs from the Silver Band list
  • Be living in under-occupied social housing 
  • Be a member of the Armed or Reserve Forces
  • Be a Care Leaver ready to move into independent accommodation
  • Be a social housing tenant with a home up for re-development
  • Be unable to take over a social housing tenancy after a tenant has died

The Silver Band

This is for moderate housing needs. To qualify, you must:

  • Be homeless or threatened with homelessness
  • Have a moderate medical condition
  • Live in a home where Category I hazards that are unfixable or have been reduced to Category II hazards within six months 
  • Be short of one bedroom
  • Be sharing facilities with other people who aren’t on the housing application
  • Be living in a home lacking facilities, such as a kitchen, bathroom or outside toilet.
  • Have family living in separate households due to a lack of suitable housing
  • Want to live apart from your ex-partner or spouse after a relationship breakdown
  • Need to move nearer your place of work within Bournemouth after securing permanent employment
  • Need to move nearer local facilities or relatives to give or get support

The Bronze Band

This is for people who:

  • Have a housing need but do not have a local connection to Bournemouth
  • Have large rent-related debt
  • Have engaged in anti-social behaviour
  • Have deliberately made your housing conditions worse by moving into unsuitable accommodation

Contact Us

Telephone

General Enquiries

01202 451467

Address

Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road
Bournemouth
BH2 6EB

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