In light of the announcement made by the Government on the 12th of May, Sheffield City Council is currently looking at how it may be able to resume the allocation and letting of Council homes in accordance with social distancing guidance; but this may take some time. It is important that we put in place measures which will keep our staff and customers safe.
Choice Based Lettings (advertising of properties) will not resume straight away but we will continue to prioritise people who need to move urgently. Please keep checking the website for the most up to date information.
We have suspended advertising properties on our website. We have also withdrawn bids on properties already advertised and will contact customers affected by this.
We will only be providing accommodation to those with the most critical needs.
If you have a priority and wish to discuss this further, please call us on 0114 293 0000.
If you don’t feel safe where you currently live, contact South Yorkshire Police, VAS or IDAS for help and support.
If you have nowhere to live and cannot self-isolate, contact Housing Solutions on 0114 273 6306 or 0800 7311 689 (after 5pm).
In addition, if you are completing a new application to join the Housing Register, you will not need to supply your ID immediately. We will contact you at the appropriate time to request that you provide this.
During this time we would also ask that you do not submit applications for a Mutual Exchange as it is unlikely that such applications would be able to proceed currently. We would recommend that any exchanges you would like to complete be submitted once the measures currently in place have been lifted. Any exchanges which have already been submitted will be processed as normal however, you will not be able to sign the deed of assignment until the measures have been lifted.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will continue to provide updates should this position change. Thank you for your co-operation.