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Local Authority

How to apply for local authority housing, including a link to download an application form.

Local authorities are the main providers of housing for people who are in need of housing and who cannot afford it from their own resources. To be considered for local authority housing, you should apply to your relevant local authority. Applicants must be accepted by the local authority as being in need of housing, and houses are allocated to applicants through the relevant local authority, taking all circumstances into account. A differential rent scheme applies and rents are calculated according to your ability to pay.