Applying for housing
Since there’s not enough social housing to meet the needs of every applicant in Dumfries and Galloway, it is essential that there is a clear framework set out to give priority to those in the greatest need of housing. All partners within Homes4D&G use the same allocation policy, called a ‘Common Allocation Policy’. Everyone applying for housing will have their circumstances assessed in exactly the same way.
Homes4D&G uses a ‘group plus points’ system to allocate houses – points are awarded to applicants who show they are in housing need (e.g. if they are overcrowded or living in a private rented house that is Below Tolerable Standard (BTS)). Once points have been awarded, an application will be placed in one of three housing groups, best reflecting circumstance:
- Applicants on the waiting list could be from the private rented sector who want to move into social housing, owner occupiers, or could still be living in the family home. This list also includes tenants of partner landlords who are currently living outwith Dumfries and Galloway.
- Transfer applicants will be from all partner landlords with Homes4D&G, living in Dumfries and Galloway, who are looking to move to another property.
- The remaining lets will go to people, recognised as homeless by the local council.
Click here for more information on the housing groups.
Who can apply for housing?
Anyone aged 16 or over can make an application for housing to Homes4D&G. This does not mean, however, that an applicant has an automatic right to receive an offer of housing.
How do I apply for housing?
To apply for housing with Homes4D&G all applicants must complete a housing application form.
In person – from any open office of the partners – DGHP, Home Group or Irvine HA
By post – by calling Homes4D&G direct on 0300 123 1230 Monday to Friday 8am-7pm. We can post an application out to you and you can return it to us freepost.
To return your completed form to us, please use the freepost address below:
Freepost RTHU-YA SL-XCJC,