Social Housing in Gwynedd

Covid-19 – Housing applications

At the moment, we are recieving a large number of applications. We are processing the applications as fast as we can.

To help us speed up the process, please can we ask you kindly to:

  • Not to contact for an update about your application unless you are homeless or your circumstances have changed.
  • When you send us your application, make sure the application is complete, including any supporting documents, letters and additional information. If the applications are incomplete, the time it takes to process your application will be considerably increased. 
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Are you looking for a comfortable home in Gwynedd for a reasonable price? Social Housing could be the answer for you, providing rental housing for affordable prices. 

Social housing is provided in Gwynedd by:

 

Applying for Social Housing

Can I apply for social housing?

To be considered for a social house, your name must be on the Gwynedd Housing register.

Anyone who has a connection to Gwynedd can apply to be on the register. Your connection could be one of the following;

  • Has lived in Gwynedd for 5 years
  • Has close family that have lived in Gwynedd for at least 10 years
  • Provides or recieves support in Gwynedd
  • Has been in employment in Gwynedd for the last 5 years
  • Has been offered a job in Gwynedd but have had to decline due to having a disability and had difficulty looking for Housing in the area
  • Serving or has served in the Armed Forces in Gwynedd

See more information (housing policy).

How do I apply?

The best way to submit your application is by downloading the application form, completing it, and send it back to us through the post or via email.

Download application form

Before you complete the form, please read our information for applicants guide.

It is very important that you complete every part of the form correctly, and submit all the required documents alongside your form. If your application form is not complete or if any of the required documnets are missing, we will have to put your application on hold until we get all the information we need.

I have submitted an application – what happens next?

Your application will be processed and assessed and will be placed in the appropriate band based on the information given:

Band
 Band Degree of housing need
 1

 a. Applicants in Urgent Housing Need with a Gwynedd connection

b. Applicants in Urgent Housing Need (with no Gwynedd connection)

 2  Applicants in Housing Need with a Gwynedd connection
 3  Applicants in Housing Need with no Gwynedd connection and Applicants with reduced priority
 4  Applicants with no housing need with a Gwynedd connection

If, for any reason you are not eligible to be placed on the housing register, we will be in touch to discuss this.

I want to update my application

If you need to update your application, please contact us:

Examples of when you should call us is to change your curent address or to add a new member to your application.

 

Frequently asked questions 

Have you received my application?

We will be in touch to confirm once we have assessed your application.

Where are the social Houses in Gwynedd?

There are social houses all around Gwynedd – look at Section 15 - ‘areas’ on the Application form for more information.

How long will I have to wait to get a house?

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There is no way to know how long the process will be for each individual. It all depends on when a property becomes available and how many applicants want/needs a house in that area. The more areas you put down on your application the more houses you will be considered for. There is no limit to how many areas you can put down.

I submitted my application before the new policy came into place – do I need to do anything?

No, your application will still be active on the register.

I have seen a house that I am interested in, can I put my name forward?

If the house is in an area that you have put down on your application, then you won’t need to let us know that you are interested – you will automatically be considered for everything that becomes available in your chosen areas.

Where am I on the list?

This ultimately depends on your need for a house and therefore which band you are in.

What is Tai Teg?

Tai Teg, like us, offer affordable Housing to individuals and families that need it. They have a different criteria to us that you would need to fit into in order to be on thei register – for more information of this, visit their website:

Tai Teg website

I am Homeless and need somewhere urgently – what should I do?

If you are homeless, contact Gwynedd Council's Homelessness Service for support and advice.

Gwynedd Council's Homelessness Service