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Apply for Social Housing

The Council no longer owns or manages any council houses. When applying for housing, please remember that most people will be unsuccessful in finding suitable social housing and should consider all housing options available to them.

Housing Supply

All social accommodation in the South Hams and West Devon is owned and managed by Housing Associations, known as Registered Providers.

Devon Home Choice is the choice-based letting system for councils in Devon. Rather than homes being allocated by the council, choice-based letting allows tenants and prospective tenants to bid for the available properties they are interested in.

Most people will not be successful in finding a suitable housing association property because demand far outweighs the supply.

Please consider all other housing options, such as low cost home ownership or privately renting particularly if you need to find a home quickly.

Apply Online

You can apply online through the Devon Home Choice Website  and will need the following information to hand when completing your application:

  • National Insurance numbers for anyone over 16 years old
  • Details of your previous addresses
  • Details of your Income and any savings

How it works

All available properties are advertised on the Devon Home Choice Website. People looking for social housing in Devon can bid for homes via the website or by phone. The number to call to place a bid is 0845 402 7894* .

Help with applying

If you are unable to complete the form online yourself, you could ask a friend or relative who has Internet access or you could visit your local library and use one of their computers.

If you have no assistance available to you, please contact us to help you with your application.

More information

You can download a leaflet from this page.

Please visit Devon Home Choice Website.

* For more information on call charges please see the Offcom publication pdf icon Number Crunching [55kb].