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Do I qualify for social housing?

Anyone over the age of 16 with a housing need can apply to join the Housing Register. Certain conditions apply to tenancies allocated to applicants between the ages of 16-18.

Some people might not qualify or be eligible to join the Housing Register.

These include:

  • certain people who are subject to immigration control
  • people with a history of unacceptable behaviour
  • people who owe debt to the council or to a registered provider
  • people who have not complied with a previous tenancy agreement
  • people who have a household income of more than £45,000 to £80,000 a year (dependent upon household size)
  • people who own their own home

For more information please refer to our Housing Allocation Scheme (PDF 1.2MB) .

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