MRI Allocations

Advertise the right homes to those in need

MRI Allocations enables landlords to advertise their homes to those in housing need and manage accommodation enquiries. The advertising capability enables landlords to advertise their homes to those in housing need. Intuitive portals for the applicant and housing officers allows for a modern, easy to use way to manage the entire allocations process efficiently and online. 

Allocations provides all the functionality you expect from your existing Choice Based Lettings (CBL) system – and so much more. It also delivers an improved, mobile responsive experience with intuitive design and clear, easy-to-complete forms.


Application screen

The system combines the traditional CBL approach with the ability to allocate to all accommodation types. Allocations records and monitors all wider lettings, including supported accommodation and commissioning outcomes. This allows providers to monitor and deliver joined-up services, supported by registered provider partners and support agencies.

Allocations includes the enhanced housing register. Our pricing is clear and transparent with no hidden costs – all updates are included.

  • A digital-first approach to maximise automation and removing data entry
  • Online, customer-focused application with officer and manager dashboards -fully customisable to suit the user
  • Automatic banding/pointing of applications
  • Ability to manage an extensive housing list
  • Ability to interact with registered and supported accommodation providers
  • A significant reduction in administration for housing providers
Enhanced Housing Register

Enhanced Housing Register

The Enhanced Housing Register enables housing providers to manage their housing register online in partnership with local registered providers. The Register holds all relevant information about a household and automatically bands/points each applicant against a local authority’s allocation policy and, where appropriate, supported accommodation priorities.

Customers are able to complete their application online, provide all relevant evidence and monitor the progress of the application. This reduces the administrative burden on the provider and supports a customer-focused approach.

The customer portal provides the ability to add and update an application, change contact details, upload documents, request appointments, respond to offers online and attend “virtual tours”. The officer portal provides staff with the ability to view applications, manage work arising, match, shortlist and advertise vacant properties.

It links into the homelessness solution (MRI Homelessness Reduction) and our Housing Enterprise solution, giving housing providers the flexibility to add additional elements in order to meet local needs.

MRI Allocations

Key features

  • Advertising and lettings (replacing current outdated CBL modules)

  • Flexible approach to Allocation and lettings (including direct lets, allocating to PRS, TA, management transfers and supported housing), with ability to make direct nominations, across all property and tenure types.

  • Tailored property adverts to allow the inclusion of specific requirements and photographs and floorplans

  • Automatically appends local information – travel, health, schools and local support services

  • Mobile responsive adverts

  • Map and street view for each property

  • Commitment to on-going improvement and enhancements – on average 24 releases a year, with changes largely led from customer feedback, suggestions and changes for best legal practice.

  • Over 20% of the sector use us as their provider for their housing options/homelessness solution, and we already have over 20 LIVE MRI Allocations customers.

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