Apply for social housing

There is a high demand for social housing in our district and our Housing Allocation Policy sets out how we assess who has the highest need for social housing in South Kesteven.

As part of our housing register process you will need to supply the following proofs: Please do not post any original documents.

Proofs are to be uploaded electronically with your application form. You can take photos of your documents using a smart phone. Please ensure that any documents are readable.

  • photo identification for each adult on your housing application
  • a birth certificate for each child.
  • Proof of child benefit if applicable.
  • 3 months recent bank statements for all the accounts held in the household
  • If you are currently privately renting, we need a copy of your tenancy agreement and proof of clear rent account.
  • If you have declared any medical needs that are impacted by your housing - we require medical evidence of this (such as a doctors letter). Please note that prescriptions are not accepted.

You can save your application form and return to it at a later time as many times as you wish until submission. Please note that the application will not be assessed until you have submitted it.

You will not be able to submit your application until all required information has been provide and any evidence requested has been attached.

Once you have submitted your housing application we will complete an assessment and be in touch with you. This can take up to 30 days.

You can find information on how the housing register works and how we allocate properties here: pdf icon How the housing register works [120kb]

**Important information - signing up for a tenancy**

Housing application

Use this to join our Housing Register 




Change of circumstances 

Use this to report any changes that we may need to be aware of




Medical self assessment 

If you develop a health condition, or an existing condition becomes worse, and is adversely affected by your living conditions, please complete a Medical Self-Assessment form.