Social housing is in short supply across the UK. We work with housing associations to help provide affordable homes in Tonbridge and Malling for people on our housing register.
We use a banding process to prioritise those in the greatest need:
- band A – urgent need to move (eg those in immediate danger or with significant medical needs or disabilities)
- band B – high priority (eg those currently living in either an overcrowded or under occupied property, prioritised homeless households and applicants with certain medical and welfare needs or disabilities)
- band C – medium priority (eg homeless households, private sector/HM Forces applicants threatened with homelessness, those in need of sheltered accommodation or with properties in poor condition)
- band D – low priority (applicants without kitchen/bathroom facilities or sharing these with those who are not part of their household)
Full details of the criteria for each band, how we assess cases and other areas of the allocation process are set out in our housing allocation scheme.