How do I apply?
States Housing and the GHA have changed the way you apply for social housing.
From October 2018, we will combine our waiting and transfer lists to have a single waiting list for new applicants and those tenants who are eligible for a transfer. We have called this our Single Gateway to social housing.
All applications for social housing will be made directly to Housing Allocations, Edward T. Wheadon House, Le Truchot, St Peter Port, GY1 3WH and, once accepted onto the waiting list, will be eligible for both States and GHA properties.
Our policies and are available in the downloads section of the States Housing website or on our Am I eligible page.
These documents are also available on request in an alternative format such as paper or large print.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information on 756540 (Housing) or 245530 (GHA). The FAQ document may also be helpful.
You do not need to do anything unless your circumstances have changed. You will need to let us know if any of these changes apply to you:
- You, or a member of your household, have received an increase in income.
- There is a new person living in your household.
- Someone who was living in your household has moved out.
- There is a health reason that may require a different type of property or facilities.
Any existing tenants currently on the Housing or GHA transfer lists will be contacted if they are required to provide further information or if they are no longer eligible for a transfer
It is important you always let your landlord know if any of the changes above apply to your household.
Please read our Allocations and Eligibility Policy before submitting an application form. The policy and application & eligibility form are both available in the downloads section of the Housing website or here. Alternatively call Housing on 756540 or the GHA on 245530 and the forms can be sent to you or be collected from our offices.
To be able to apply you must:
- be at least 18 years old
- be able to demonstrate your long-term ability to reside lawfully in any local market accommodation
- meet the income and capital requirements for social housing
If you have provided all the information we have asked for and nothing has changed you may not need to do anything. You will be contacted to complete a Health Needs Questionnaire if you, or someone in your household, have health needs that could affect the type of property required. If your circumstances have changed, you will be asked to complete a new application & eligibility form.
You will need to let us know immediately if there have been any changes in your circumstances, including but not limited to the following:
- You or a member of your household have received an increase in income
- There is a new person living in your household
- Someone who was living in your household has moved out
We need to be able to understand whether you have any special requirements that would affect the type of property you are allocated. This will help us to determine your priority on the waiting list. It may mean there are fewer properties available to meet your needs and could possibly lengthen the time you have to wait to be allocated. If you are already in Social Housing we may be able to consider adaptations to the property you are in already. We hope the information provided on the questionnaire will be sufficient, but occasionally we may need further information to support your application. With your consent, we may contact other professionals such as your GP. Any charges made by the GP for providing this information, will be the responsibility of the applicant/tenant.