How to become a Tenant

How to become a Tenant

How to apply for housing with Circle VHA

Firstly, you will need to be registered on your Local Authority Housing List. When Circle VHA have homes to offer, we notify the relevant local authority, who then supply us with a nomination from their housing waiting list. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from members of the public sent directly to us.

Click the button below to find the Local Authority for your area:

Once you receive your local authority application form, make sure to tick the box marked APPROVED HOUSING BODY (AHB) under the housing requirements section. The form will also ask you to select three areas that you would like to live in. It is important that you think about this and consider work, schools, where your family, friends, and supports are, before making your final choices.

Your local authority will consider your application and information. If you are eligible for social housing, the local authority will place you on its waiting list. Housing is generally allocated on a priority basis; you can ask your local authority about your position on the waiting list.

When a vacancy arises in Circle VHA, applicants are then nominated by the local authority. When we receive the applicant’s name, we phone or write to the applicant inviting them to an interview.

For more information on the process of applying for social and affordable housing, thresholds, assistance with the form and the offering Circle VHA have provided, take a look at our guide below:

How to apply for social and affordable housing PDF.