Gateway to Homechoice is the choice based lettings scheme for council and housing association properties in the following seven local authority areas:

  1. Babergh District Council
  2. Braintree District Council
  3. Colchester City Council
  4. East Suffolk Council
  5. Ipswich Borough Council
  6. Maldon District Council
  7. Mid Suffolk District Council
How the scheme operates

The 7 local authorities in the Gateway to Homechoice scheme advertise vacancies in rented social housing using the same system that operates as follows:

  • Each week the vacant social housing in the area of operation of the 7 local authorities is advertised on the Gateway to Homechoice website. 
  • Applicants who are registered can indicate up to 2 properties they are interested in either online or by phone. 
  • All of the vacancies advertised through the scheme are owned by councils or housing associations. 
  • All of the local authorities operate the same Allocations Policy

For further information, please see the Gateway Allocations Policy or FAQs​.