Apply for a home
People looking for a new home in Preston and the surrounding area have two main options:
The Community Gateway Association (CGA) owns a range of garages in Preston, which are rented out on a weekly basis. For more information click on the link below.
Finding a new home through CGA's Select Move service
Select Move is a partnership lettings service provided by a number of Local Authorities and Housing Associations that cover the areas of Preston, South Ribble and Chorley.
To make things simple there is a Select Move Common Allocations Policy and Housing Register so all applicants should be assessed in the same way no matter which of the partners you register with. For more information you can visit the Select Move website
Community Gateway Association (CGA) are part of the Select Move partnership and we want to help people make their next move to a CGA home as quickly and easily as possible. Here's how it works:
Step 1 - The customer fills in an application form and registers with Select Move. This is quick and easy to complete online using the Select Move website
Step 2 – Each application is then assessed and once registered applicants are given a 'band' relevant to their housing need.
Step 3 - Lists of homes to rent are published each week on the Select Move website and are available to view in the CGA Head Office reception area.
Step 4 - The information on available homes is updated on a weekly basis and is available for applicants to place bids on properties from Friday at Midnight until the following Wednesday at Midnight. You may choose up to 5 homes in each cycle.
Step 5 - If only one person has shown an interest in a property and they are suitable, they will get an offer. If more than one person is interested in a home, the customer who most closely matches the property requirements will get the offer. If more than one person is still suitable, the person registered with Select Move the longest will be successful.
If you require any assistance or advice to access Select Move we have an Applicant Support Officer who is able to help. If you have any questions or problems accessing the Select Move site one of the CGA Customer Services Team will be available to help you. You can email our Customer Services Team or you can ring us on Free Phone 0800 953 0213 (01772 268000 local rate for mobile phones).