Your Choice - Your Home
Our new Allocations Policy becomes effective from the 1st April 2016. This replaces the Council’s Lettings Policy which ceased to be effective on the 31st March 2016.
We have made some major changes to how we allocate Social Housing and the application process.
For more information about these changes and the new Allocations Policy please follow this link:
All Council and Housing Association properties available to rent in Sheffield are advertised on this website each week.
To place bids on properties, please complete the 2 part on-line application:
1 - First register your household.
2 - Apply for Social Housing.
Once your completed application is received, we will carry out relevant checks to validate your information.
Identification documents will be required as part of this process.
All applicants and household members over the age of 16 need to provide photo I.D, proof of address and 1 other form of I.D from the primary or secondary acceptable List.
Birth certificate or passport and proof of child benefit are also required for household members under 16.
Please see the acceptable I.D list here: Acceptable I.D (This PDF file file will open in a seperate window)
Confirmation of your Login application number and date of your registration will be sent to you once all these checks have been completed.
When you have an active Housing Registration you will be able to place bids on properties.
To update your application, or register, please use the buttons below:
Housing Benefit Changes
Anyone signing up for a tenancy from 1st April 2016 will have Housing Benefit / Housing Element of Universal Credit restricted from 1st April 2018.
It is important you consider this before taking a tenancy and only bid for properties that you will be able to afford.
Benefit will be capped depending on the size of your household, not the size of the property. To find out which cap will apply to your household there is a rate for each household size, called the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate.
More information including the cap amounts can be found here: Benefit Changes (PDF document)
Please visit this website to search for local housing allowance rates: Directgov website (This link will open in a new window)
Download the latest guide and contact info PDF:
Housing Association guide (This link will open in a new window)
To obtain advice on how to use this website please contact us.
Some information on this site is presented in PDF format (Portable Document Format). To view these documents you will need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader. (This link will open in a new window)
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