Rehousing Categories

Once you have registered on and provided the correct information to allow us to assess your application and make it live, you will be allocated one of these rehousing groups with Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

WCHG operates a priority system which consists of four groups:

Group 1 – Urgent need

Group W1 Urgent need
Circumstance Description
Urgent exceptional need to move You are suffering from serious domestic abuse, violence or harassment that means it is genuinely dangerous to stay living in your home. Any move must be at least 3 miles away from the area where the incident has taken place.Your household is suffering actual violence or a very real threat of violence that means it is genuinely dangerous to stay living in the area. Any move must be at least 3 miles away from the area where the incident has taken place

You need to be discharged from hospital and have no suitable accommodation to go to.

You have a legal right to succeed a WCHG property but need to move to a more suitable property. (The property is either adapted or it would be under occupied).

Families where their circumstances may lead to children being taken in to care if alternative housing is not addressed (not enough bedrooms).

Urgent medical need You have been assessed by MCC medical team as having the highest medical priority.
Severe overcrowding by 2 or more bedrooms You are overcrowded according to the bedroom standard rules by 2 or more bedrooms.
Demolition/ or unsafe property You live in a WCHG property that is going to be demolished or part of a clearance programme, and have been issued notice.You live in a property that has been classed as unsafe and is in need of urgent major repair.
Under occupation You are under occupying a high demand family home and seeking a lower demand property.


Group 2 – Priority need

Group W2 Priority need
Circumstance Description
Homeless The Council has told you that you are officially classed as Homeless and that you are not Homeless intentionally. The Local Authority has awarded you a duty under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2011, for either prevention or relief assistance.Serving members of the regular forces who are suffering from a serious injury, illness or disability which is wholly or partly attributable to their service.

Former members of the regular forces who have served a minimum of 5 years and have left with an honourable discharge.

Care Leavers/ prevention in to care You are a vulnerable person ready to move out of residential or supported care and would be at risk of being homeless; your service provider must have agreed a to a move and arranged a package of support for you.
Service provider needing accommodation Prospective foster/adoptive parents once approved by the family placement panel.(if there is an extra bedroom requirement this would be allowed before the child is placed).You are a member of a religious order residing at accommodation provided by your place of worship and your term of service is coming to an end.

You are a member of a religious order and need accommodation in the WCHG area to accept a term of service at a place of worship.

Over crowding You are overcrowded according to the bedroom rules by 1 bedrooms.
Medical need Applicants have been assessed by MCC medical team and provided evidence of the positive effect a move will have to improve their health.
Insecurity of tenure You have been served a court order advising that you have to leave your current home (or current accommodation) within the next 4 weeks – but have not been officially classed as Homeless.
Split families Your family have previously lived together, but are forced to live apart in separate homes.
Relationship breakdown Your relationship with the partner you live with has broken down and one partner needs to leave. (The award will only be made to the leaving partner, providing the carer of any children is staying in the property)
Poor property condition or lack of facilities Applicants who live in a private rented property or who own their property and the property has failed under the Housing Health & Safety Ratings System.
Move on from supported accommodation You are living in Supported Accommodation and have been engaging in a move on programme, and have been advised you are ready for move on.
Child under 10 in unsuitable housing Applicants who occupy an unsuitable flat or maisonette and live with children who are 10 years old or younger and the property does not include access to a garden (not communal).
Need for Independence Applicants who form a separate family group living with a parent family, other family members.
Under occupation You are under occupying by 1 bedroom and seeking a lower demand property.
Need to provide or receive support Applicants who need to provide or receive support/care and the current travelling time is more than one hour away.
Need to move near work You work in a WCHG area and your journey to work is made on 3 or more days a week and the average daily travel time is three hours or more or the average daily travel cost is £8 or more.
Lodgers You are living with family or friends but want your own home.
Financial difficulties You cannot pay your mortgage because you have lost your job and it was not your fault (redundancy).


Group 3 – No need

Group 3 No housing priority


These rules are the same with Willow Park Housing Trust, please click on this link to go to the Willow Park Housing Trust website

Once priority has been established then you will be placed in one of four groups in date order of the application. The details of the circumstances and the group you will be put into are given below.

Applicants will be placed into the group that reflects their current housing need and circumstances.

All applicants will be responsible for updating their rehousing application with any changes which might affect their rehousing need and priority. This should be done by logging onto