** 2014 Policy change **
Following a review of the Trust Homechoice Allocations Policy in Spring 2014, a number of key changes to the policy have been adopted. These include new additions to Band C Medium Housing Need for certain types of Customers who may not have been able to register previously. Please follow the menu option on the left-hand panel titled 'Allocations Policy changes 2014' for more information.
The Housing Register is a list of people in need of housing in Cheshire West and Chester. Only people who are eligible and not excluded for any reason can register and bid for properties. You can find out more about who can register in the Trust Homechoice Allocations Policy.
Trust Homechoice is a Choice Based Lettings Scheme delivered by Cheshire West and Chester Council in partnership with Chester and District Housing Trust, Plus Dane Housing and Weaver Vale Housing Trust. Housing providers in the Trust Homechoice partnership have properties to rent in Chester, Ellesmere Port, Northwich and Winsford, as well as many rural areas across the area.
Choice based lettings enables people on the Housing Register to express an interest or ‘bid' for properties which are advertised through the scheme. Some homes are ready to rent and available now. If you are interested, the first thing you need to do is register. If you would like to be considered for social housing and you are not registered with Trust Homechoice you can apply here. If you have an active application but you have not been bidding now is a good time to start. The wait for social housing may not be as long as you think.
You will find lots of information on our website. From the website you can:
If you would like our information leaflet please download our Choice Based Lettings Scheme Guide. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it which you can download below.
If you have contacted Trust Homechoice over the last 2 months please complete our online survey and tell us what you think about the service. It will only take a minute and we would welcome your feedback. Click here to take part Trust Homechoice Customer Survey