Will you get a home? Click to get info
That depends on your level of priority.
Homes are very limited. And to allocate homes, the housing register ranks you based on your level of housing need.
- nearly all homes are let to applicants classed as ‘additional preference’
- less than one in ten homes are let to applicants in the 'reasonable preference' band
- and if you’re classed as ‘no preference’, you won’t be housed. Nor can you bid for advertised properties.
If you’re not considered ‘additional preference’, you should really look for alternative accommodation.
You can see the rules about who gets priority for a transfer in the council’s allocations policy.
Alternative housing choices Click to get info
How to apply Click to get info
Fill in the online housing self assessment form. This will tell you if you are likely to be eligible for and can apply for council housing.
Once you've completed the self assessment and received your reference number you can apply for council housing using this online form.
You’ll also need the following information before you start:
- names, addresses and dates of birth of people in your household
- National Insurance numbers
- immigration status
- address history for the past five years
- details of anyone who needs support from, or gives support to, your household
- any health or disability information
- contacts of your support worker/ anyone you wish to deal with your application on your behalf
- names of any household member who’s related to an employee or councillor of Waltham Forest Council
- details of any household member who’s had action taken against them due to anti-social behaviour, or been evicted for rent arrears.
Help with completing online forms Click to get info
What happens next? Click to get info
After you apply online, you’ll be given a temporary registration number. You’ll also be reminded to log on 48 hours later when you’ll get your bidding number.