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To complete an online application form for housing you need to:

  1. Register your details and your partner’s details (if you have a partner). Click on Submit form once you have answered all of the questions
  2. You will be given a reference number which you will need to remember or write down
  3. Click on Login and enter your reference number and a memorable date
  4. You will now be in the My Account page
  5. You will need to click on Apply for Social housing to complete an application form for housing. You must complete every page of the form and on the last page you will need to click on Submit Form

If the application is not completed and submitted within 28 days of starting the application, the application form will be deleted and you will need to reapply.

Once you are accepted onto the Hampshire Home Choice Housing Register you will receive a letter with the following information:

  • Hampshire Home Choice reference number
  • The band your application has been placed in
  • Your priority date
  • The number of bedrooms your household is entitled to

You must tell us if there are any changes in your circumstances so that we can reassess your application. If your circumstances have changed, Login to update your application. If you do not tell us about changes and you successfully bid for a property, your application may be suspended and you may not be considered for the property.

You will only be eligible for properties that are suitable for the size of your household. The following tells you how we normally decide on the number of bedrooms that you are eligible for:

  • Single person – 1 bedroom
  • Couple – 1 bedroom
  • Single person or couple with one child – 2 bedrooms
  • Single person or couple with one girl and one boy both under 10 years - 2 bedrooms
  • Single person or couple with two same sex children under 16 years – 2 bedrooms
  • Single person or couple with one girl and one boy where the eldest child is over 10 years - 3 bedrooms
  • Single person or couple with three or four children – 3 or 4 bedrooms depending on the ages of the children*
  • Single person or couple with five or more children – 3 or 4 bedrooms depending on the ages of the children*

* The maximum number of bedrooms will follow the rule for age and sex separation given for households with two or more children:

  • Two children of the same sex under 16 years of age will be expected to share one bedroom
  • Two children of opposite sex where one is 10 years or over are entitled to separate bedrooms

If you have an unborn baby and no other children you will not be assessed as requiring an additional bedroom until the child is born and a copy of the birth certificate has been received. If in the meantime you are successful for a 1 bedroom property, it will remain the landlord’s decision whether they accept you for a 1 bedroom property.