Apply for council housing

Complete a pre-assessment for council housing to find out if you're eligible.

The allocation of council housing is strictly managed to make sure accommodation is available to those most in need. 

Before you can register for an account to bid on homes, you need to complete a pre-assessment. If you're eligible you can then make a full application for housing.

You cannot register for a Kent Homechoice account or bid on homes at the moment. This is because the housing register is moving to a new system.

If you need to make an urgent housing application you can contact our housing team for advice.

The register will be available again from Saturday 1 July.

The new housing register 

If you already have a Kent Homechoice account, the first time you log in to the new system you’ll be asked for your email address. You’ll then be sent a link to verify that address and create a new password.

Your housing application number and registration date will stay the same but you’ll have a new case reference number.

Your banding will also stay the same. If something changes you need to let us know so we can reassess it.

Any properties that would normally be added to the register in June will be added on Saturday 1 July.

You can read more about how we allocate homes and decide who's eligible through our housing allocation policy.