If you want to apply for a home we manage, you'll need to register through Homes in the City. This online service is the best way to find an affordable home in Wolverhampton.
If you're applying for your first tenancy or if you've had rent arrears or other problems in a past tenancy you'll need to book on a workshop before your application is made live.
The two hour workshops are held at locations across the city and cover:
You can book on to your workshop using the calendar on this page or this link:
Your application will be assessed and you will be given a priority band based on your housing circumstances. There are five bands, ordered by housing need, simply called:
The types of people who qualify for each band is explained in detail in the Homes in the City guide. You will also be told the property types that you can bid for based on your family size and needs.
Homes are advertised each week on on Homes in the City from 6pm on Tuesdays until 9am on Mondays.
The adverts include homes managed by us, tenant management organisations, other social landlords and private sector landlords.
Look at the adverts and tell us which properties you like by ‘bidding.’ You can make up to three bids each week. Bidding is easy and there are a number of ways to do it:
Please note: If you have never held a tenancy before or if you've had problems during a previous tenancy, you will not be able to bid until you've been to one of our pre-tenancy workshops.
We allocate the homes we manages in line with Wolverhampton City Council's Housing Allocations Policy and our Equality and Diversity policy.
The bidder in the highest band, with the highest level of need will be considered first. If bidders have equal bands and equal reason then they are considered in the order that they joined that band.
If you are offered a property, you'll be able to have a look round before you make your mind up. You may be invited to a group viewing if there is a high demand for a property. You'll be told your position on the shortlist and the property will be offered to the person with the highest priority, if they refuse, the offer moves to the next person and so on until someone accepts.
On average, only 1,800 properties are available for re-letting every year. There are around 12,500 people on the housing register and about 6,500 with a housing need and actively seeking accommodation. So applying for a home doesn't guarantee we'll be able to offer you a new home. You can find out about other ways of finding housing on our housing options page.
We often get asked “where did my bid come?” We can’t answer that as it will be different for each property. Your bid may come 5th one week and 50th the next week on similar properties in the similar areas. It depends how many other people have placed a bid on that property and what their bands are.
If we can offer you a property we will normally contact you within 14 days after bidding has closed.
If you haven't heard from us after 14 days you probably won't be offered the property. Please carry on bidding each week.
You can get feedback on your bid in two ways:
To find out more and to get answers to any questions you may have visit the Homes in the City questions and answers section.