You can apply to be housed with us by contacting your local authority.

Once you've completed your housing application form you'll either be placed on the local authority waiting list to be offered a home according to your needs. Alternatively you can use the choice based letting scheme.

Choice Based Lettings (CBL) allows you to apply for a home of your choice.

Schemes are slightly different depending where you live. Local authorities decide which properties are allocated to different bands or categories; this determines who's eligible to bid. The local authorities advertise details of all available properties online, in local authority offices and in local libraries weekly or fortnightly.

Joining the local authority housing register means you'll have access to all social housing in your borough increasing your chance of finding a home.

Sussex Homemove

Sussex Homemove is the Choice Based Lettings scheme for council and housing association homes in Adur, Arun, Brighton & Hove, Chichester, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Mid Sussex, Rother, Wealden and Worthing.

Residents and new housing applicants can register with Sussex Homemove to bid for properties they're interested in. The scheme covers all the available council and housing association homes, including sheltered housing.

You can apply to be a member by contacting your local council. You'll get a registration date and number and your priority banding, together with a scheme user guide.

Bidding is available on a 2 weekly cycle. Bidding opens on a Thursday at 4pm and closes the following Wednesday at 2pm.

Visit the Sussex Homemove website.

The following Housing Options schemes are available:

Mutual exchange schemes:
Swap & Move                  
Exchange Locata
House Exchange

Mobility schemes:-

View our Housing Options Booklet for more information.