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Important Information

Re-instatement of Advertising - updated 1st September 2020

Government advice currently states that people who wish to move house can do so, and you can now bid for accommodation on Homechoice.

We still need to prioritise people who need to move urgently so you may notice a reduction in the number of properties available to you.

Please check that the details on your housing application are up to date and make sure that you are in a position to move before bidding for a property. We recommend you check the website every week for suitable properties. 

Please be aware that government guidance around Covid-19 is subject to change, and moving home could be suspended again.

We will provide further updates if the current situation changes. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for your co-operation.

I'm struggling to pay my rent. Can I get any additional financial help?

Please note, that if you are only applying for HomeChoice Bristol because your income has reduced and you are struggling to pay your rent, you may be able to get additional financial help to pay your rent and other essential bills. Please go to for more information on the help available.

Waiting Times

Once you have registered your household, completed and submitted your HomeChoice Bristol application form your application will be assessed and you will be told if you qualify to be included on HomeChoice Bristol. 
It is currently taking 16 weeks to assess a new application or to assess changes of circumstances on an application. We will contact you once your application has been assessed. The waiting list is very long, even people with the greatest need often wait several years before they get a council property.

You must tell us if there are any changes in your circumstances.

Extra Care Housing

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Welcome to Bristol HomeChoice

HomeChoice Bristol is a partnership between Bristol City Council and other housing associations in the city. You can use this service to register and apply for social housing in Bristol.



Find out more about Bristol HomeChoice

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Use our online assessment to see your options (this is not to apply for Social Housing or to bid for properties)