From 3rd December 2014 the Council will make a significant change to its Housing Allocations Policy to ensure that only those who have a strong connection to the Borough continue to be able to access social housing in Crawley. From this date housing register applicants will need to have lived continuously in the Borough of Crawley for 5 years in order for them to continue to qualify to be on the Housing Register. Please click here for more information.
Welcome to Crawley HomeChoice, the Council's choice based lettings scheme.The Council has been advertising properties through its choice based lettings scheme for over six years. Following feedback from our customers we have improved the way applicants on the housing register can bid for available properties and we have made every effort to ensure that this new system is easier for you to use.
If you are on the housing register you can now log into your own personal housing register account and update your details avoiding the need to visit the town hall. You can also see in real time your position for properties you have bid on.
You can bid any time, day or night by using this website.
Our website also provides detailed information on which properties were let and to which applicant by date and priority banding. By providing this information it will help you get a clearer idea of the likely wait time for council and housing association properties.
The demand for social housing far exceeds the supply. With around 1900 people on the housing register, we regret we will not be able to help everybody who applies to us for Council or Housing Association properties. Even those people we can help could wait many years and many people who apply may never get an offer of social rented housing. Therefore, we positively encourage you to consider other housing options such as low cost home-ownership or renting privately. Check out the Housing Options section of this website for more information.
If you are unable to use Crawley HomeChoice because you are vulnerable or have a disability don't worry. Get in touch with us straight away by calling 01293 438608 and we will help you by giving you advice on other ways you can use the system.
Download a scheme guide if you need more information about bidding for properties.