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Who is eligible to apply for social housing?

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NeedSpeed Tue 28-Jul-15 21:03:11

What would make you eligible to apply for social housing?

We are currently in private rental and its very expensive! Someone suggested we apply for social housing?

mrselizabethdarcy Tue 28-Jul-15 21:07:35

Watching with interest op. I am in the same situation.

marriednotdead Tue 28-Jul-15 21:24:21

The criteria to be eligible to join the waiting list will be listed on your local council website.

Getting somewhere is a whole different ball game!

IHaveBrilloHair Tue 28-Jul-15 21:27:31

I'm fairly sure that anyone can apply, but you might wait for months, or more likely years.

NeedSpeed Tue 28-Jul-15 21:28:30

Even if it is a wait for years it's still worth it for us that are the generation rent

Bustle Tue 28-Jul-15 22:54:10

I was under the impression that anyone can apply, but you're given a priority, and when properties become available they are offered to the person with the highest priority - so you might wait forever....?

tealady Tue 28-Jul-15 22:56:10

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/housing/finding-a-place-to-live/finding-accommodation/#h-local-authority-accommodation. This may help?

PogoBob Tue 28-Jul-15 23:01:41

From speaking to others I believe (but may be wrong), that the list is constantly changing based on priority, so if you're judged low priority you'll get bumped down the list by some high priority even if you've been on the list longer. So theoretically you could be on the list for the rest of your life and never get a house. Happy to be told I'm wrong though.

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