Check if you are eligible, find out how to apply and search for available council and housing association properties.
Demand for council homes is very high. We cannot find homes for everyone who applies. You could also:
Check if you can apply
You must be 16 years old or over to apply for council housing.
Eligibility can also depend on your nationality, immigration status and if you’ve recently lived abroad. This is because the law says that there are some people who arrive in the UK from abroad that we cannot rehouse.
We will not accept applications if you have a history of unacceptable housing-related behaviour. This includes:
- rent arrears
- antisocial behaviour
- criminal activity or damage to property
If we reject your application, we will write to you to explain why.
If you are already a council tenant
To find a different council home, you'll need to
make a new application External link. It might be faster to swap your home through a
How to apply
To apply for council housing, you need to register online for a Leeds Homes membership.
You will need to provide:
Register for Leeds Homes membership External link
- your national insurance number
- the national insurance number of any joint applicants
- your email address
What happens next
When your application is approved, you will be given a Leeds Homes membership number. This will allow you to bid on available properties advertised on the
Leeds Homes Website External link, which include properties owned by the council and housing associations.
You can search for available properties online on the Leeds Homes website.
Search for available properties External link
How we work
See our Lettings Policy for details of how the Leeds Homes Register works, how we assess people's housing needs, and how we make decisions on who we rent properties to. Read our lettings policy.