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Applying for Social Housing
How to apply for housing
The Medway Council Social Housing register is known
Each bidding cycle, you can bid on a property to be considered
for rehousing. It is no longer a waiting list.
Register for Homechoice
To join the Medway Council Social
Housing register, please complete the Kent Homechoice
How the system works
Priority will be given to people who have a local connection
with Medway, generally through having lived in the area recently or
through employment or family connections.
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.
Once assessed, your application will be placed into one of four
priority bands. 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
As of 1 August 2012 there were 15,500 people registered to be
re-housed and on average there are between 80 to
100 properties let per month. This shows that there are
not enough properties for the number of people
registering. This also 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.
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