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Applying for Social Housing

How to apply for housing

The Medway Council Social Housing register is known as Kent Homechoice. 

Each bidding cycle, you can bid on a property to be considered for rehousing.

Register for Homechoice

To join the Medway Council Social Housing register, please complete the Kent Homechoice online form

How the system works

You will only be considered for Medway Homechoice if you have lived in Medway for over two years at the time of applying and do not have a high level of income or assets. 

Factors are awarded to your application, based on the information that you provide when you register. It is important that you tell us everything that you think may make a difference to your application. You must tell us if your situation changes.

Priority Bands

Once assessed, your application will either be placed into one of four priority bands, placed on the inactive register or removed from Homechoice if you do not meet the criteria to be registered. For more information about the bands please visit the Homechoice Priority Bands page.

Are you in urgent need of housing?

If you are in urgent need of housing or going to be made homeless in the near future, you should contact Housing Solutions at Riverside One for help.

Housing availability

There are not enough social housing properties for the number of people registering. This means that it could take a significant amount of time for you to be re-housed, and many applicants will never be offered social housing.  It is important if a priority band is awarded to your application that you consider all types of properties, as bidding for a flats, maisonette, studio and higher level accommodation may result in you being re-housed sooner.

Contact us

Phone: 01634 334433

Email: medwayhomechoice@medway.gov.uk

In writing: Medway Homechoice, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR