Apply for Council Housing

Please be aware we are currently experiencing backlogs in our processing dates, for Housing Register applications, of approximately 6 weeks.  Please accept our apologies for the delay.

To be considered for a Council or Housing Association property you will need to be on the Homeseekers Register. As there is a high demand for homes we have to prioritise who is eligible to go on the register.

We strongly suggest that you consider other housing options such as privately renting before you apply to go onto the scheme. 

How to Apply

You should consider other housing options that are available to you as it can take years before you find a Council or Housing Association home.

You can complete our online Housing Options Wizard on On the Move. You will need to answer some questions and the wizard will provide an action plan for you. The plan will have helpful advice on all of the suitable options for you to find a home.

If you have already completed the Housing Options Wizard and none of the options are suitable for you then you may wish to apply to join the Homeseekers Register.

To go on the register you will need to complete our online application form.

If you have not done so already, you should complete the registration questions to get your log in number.

You can then complete the application form. Once the form is complete we will contact you within 10 working days to advise you if you qualify for the Homeseekers Register. 

Supporting Documents and Verification

Once you have completed the online form you may need to supply further documents or you may be invited to an interview to verify your circumstances. 

We will only ask for copies and not original documents. 

If we need any further information from you, we will write and ask. 

Our Policy

Please see our Allocations Policy for further details.  

Page last updated: 04/09/2019