By on October 3, 2006

(03/10/06) Peterborough City Council’s Housing Options Service is pleased to announce that from Sunday 1 October the Choice Based Lettings scheme, which has been successfully running since 2004, will be further expanded as seven more Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) are joining the Peterborough Homes Partnership on that date:

The seven are:

· Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association

· Circle Thirty Three

· English Churches

· Home (formerly Warden)

· Longhurst

· Muir

· Wherry Housing Associations

Worth Noting:

– Their details will appear in the Peterborough Homes advertisement, which appears in the Tuesday edition of the Peterborough Evening Telegraph.

– Peterborough Homes’ website

– In Housing Options in Central Library

– All other city council-run libraries and offices of the partner RSLs’, as well as a wide range of other organisations.

Rosemary Woodland, housing options manager at Peterborough City Council, said:

“This is excellent news for people interested in properties in the Peterborough area. The Choice Based Lettings scheme has been a great success for the past two years and this expansion of the service is one we welcome.”

Additional Details:

* Cross Keys Homes, Axiom Housing Association, Minster General Housing Association and Nene Housing Society are already members of the partnership.

* There have however been some concerns relating to suggestions that clients presently signed up to the newer Housing Options agencies, who have been assessed and given a grade, could find that they “drop a notch” in the “ladder of need”, as the agencies adopt the Housing Options assessment procedure/formulae.

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