The Housing Act 1996 requires us to keep a housing allocation scheme, which explains how social housing in this area is allocated. 

To be eligible to join the Housing Waiting List, people must have a housing need. Examples of a housing need are

  • homeless
  • a medical problem which is directly affected by your current accommodation
  • overcrowding

People from abroad who are not able to access public funds will not be eligible to join the waiting list, but will receive advice on housing problems.

When allocating housing, consideration will be given to the people with the highest priority and in strict date order.

How to apply

We no longer require or provide any application forms to apply to go on the housing waiting list. Most applications can be assessed either over the phone or in person at Housing Options, and based on your personal circumstances we will be able to tell you what will happen next.

  • Call us on 023 9283 4989
  • Visit housing options at the Civic Offices
  • Email - please include a daytime telephone number and any relevant information regarding your current circumstances for us to understand your situation.