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How Do I Apply to Join the Housing Register?

Sheffield has an online registration process. This is a two stage application so you will first need to register your details. This is a 4 page application which will allow you to use the website.

Following this, you will need to complete a ‘Social Housing’ application. This is a 10 page application to join the Housing Register itself which will allow you to browse and bid for available properties.

Please ensure you complete all the relevant fields on the application form. Failure to do this could delay your application or lead to it being cancelled.

Identification and References

Once you have submitted your application, you will be required to submit any relevant ID and a reference. For further information on acceptable ID and how to provide a reference, please see the guidance.

ID and references must be provided within 28 days of submitting your application online. You should take these to your local First Point or to Howden House. If we do not receive these, your application will be cancelled and you will need to re-apply. If you have any issues with providing the above, please contact us on 0114 205 3333 or 293 0000.

Validating Your Application

Once we have received your completed online application, your ID and a valid reference, we will aim to validate your application as quickly as possible so that you are able to browse and bid for available properties. We will try wherever possible to do this within 7 days.

Once your application has been validated, we will contact you confirming your details. You will then be able to browse and bid for available properties.

Making Changes to an Existing Application

If you have made changes to your application you may need to provide ID. If ID is required, we will write to you asking you to provide this. If we do require ID, this must be provided within 28 days of submitting your changes online. If this is not done, your application will be cancelled.

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