Registering for a Housing Executive or housing association property
The Housing Executive (NIHE) and registered housing associations are social housing landlords. They rent their properties to people in housing need. Each social housing landlord is an independent organisation and can offer different services.
Applying for a Housing Executive or housing association property
If you are not already a social housing tenant and wish to apply for social rented housing, you should contact the Housing Executive who will assess your circumstances and check you are eligible for social housing.
You can apply
- by calling into your local Housing Executive office
- applying online
- by phoning 03448 920900
- by downloading an application form
You can use the application to apply for housing from all social housing landlords in the area where you want to live.
Help to fill in the form
There are notes explaining how to fill in a Housing/Transfer application form If you need help filling in the form, contact your local Housing Executive or housing association office.
Sending an application form
You should send your form to the Housing Executive office responsible for the area where you live. You can also send it to the nearest housing association office. They'll send it to the local Housing Executive office.
Housing advisor's assessment
When you apply for social housing, the Housing Executive will arrange for an assessment by a housing advisor. The housing advisor:
- assess your circumstances
- check you're eligible for social rented housing in Northern Ireland
Housing waiting list
The housing advisor will assess your housing needs under the Housing Selection Scheme. and discuss all housing options with you. If you're eligible, you will be put on the waiting list for social housing.
The housing advisor will give you advice on your areas of choice and provide information about various landlords in the area where you want to live. If you want to be housed by a particular housing association, this landlord may contact you for a follow-up visit