Choice based letting scheme
KeyChoice is the new way of letting properties in Calderdale. The Choice Based Letting Scheme (CBL) introduced by Calderdale Council in partnership with Pennine Housing 2000 offers people who want to rent a house in Calderdale more choice over the type of home and area they wish to live in.
Apply for housing
KeyChoice replaces the previous complicated points system with a much easier one. Basically people needing a home no longer just join our Housing Register and wait for an offer to be made, they can actively search for a home they would like and decide whether to ‘bid’ (express an interest) for it.
Each week Pennine Housing 2000 will advertise all its available properties as well as homes owned by a number of other Housing Associations operating in the Borough.
Homes will be advertised:
- on KeyChoice|
- in the KeyChoice Property Shop
- in all Pennine Housing 2000| housing offices and
- in a number of community venues throughout Calderdale, including all local libraries .
KeyChoice members can bid for one property each week, not with money, but with the time they have built up as a KeyChoice member. The longer someone is a member of the scheme, the more chance they have of making a successful bid.
To find out more
To find out more about how you can join KeyChoice, and how the scheme works, telephone 01422 255155.
To join KeyChoice you can:
- apply online on at KeyChoice|
- pick up an application form from Doorways and Pennine Housing 2000 offices.
Swapping your KeyChoice home
A mutual exchange is where two tenants exchange their properties. You need to speak to Pennine Housing 2000 before you undertake a swap.