Most of our general needs waiting lists are closed

Thank you for expressing an interest in applying for a Habinteg home.

The waiting lists for all wheelchair accessible homes for disabled people and their families are open for applications from households that need these properties.

The waiting lists for our general needs homes are generally closed due to high demand, however on occasion some areas will be opened up for applications. This might only be for a limited period and only in certain areas.  Please have a look at our available now properties.

PLEASE NOTE: The following general needs waiting lists are now open for direct applications: Hemlington, (Middlesbrough), Stockton and Yarm, Wakefield (Ossett), and Hull.

Please use our property search to check that your area of choice is open for applications and that the property meets your needs, before completing an application.  The property search provides a full list for all the properties and areas that we manage.  Please note this is for information purposes and the properties are not currently available.

We currently have no available wheelchair adapted properties, but once your application is processed you will be added to our housing waiting list and considered for any future properties.  

If you're looking for a general needs home, please contact your local council’s housing department who now advertise our available properties. We have a number of general needs housing properties, including homes for people aged over 55, some of which are level access homes.

If you’re looking to move outside of your area, you can also find immediately available social housing, wheelchair accessible, retirement properties and some Private Rented Sector homes via Homefinder UK.

The national mobility scheme offers case management services that help homeless households and social housing applicants of member organisations find social housing across the UK.

We also occasionally advertise vacancies on our social media channels, so be sure to keep an eye on our Twitter page and our Instagram page.

How to apply for housing

When you search for a home using property search you will see a list of all of our housing schemes and whether the waiting lists are open or closed. It will bring up a list of properties that Habinteg owns and manages, but please note these properties are not available at this time.

If the waiting list is open, you will be able to fill out an application form to be added to that waiting list. An open waiting list only means that an area is taking applications, not that there is a property available. Applications for properties with a closed waiting list are not accepted. 

We maintain these waiting lists as a way to match suitable people to our properties. However, the best way to apply for any social housing is to go through your local authority Choice Based Lettings service. Once you have been added you will be able to bid for properties with local social housing providers including Habinteg.

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.

Who can apply?

There are no restrictions or criteria for who can apply to be placed on our waiting lists for accommodation, however, please note dogs and cats are not allowed in flats. Of course, we make an exception for trained assistance dogs i.e. guide and hearing dogs.

Applications will be accepted, providing that the waiting list is open and that we have suitable properties.

How our waiting list works

We do not operate a point system. We operate a banding system to prioritise applications and will allocate on the basis of priority of need.

When will I know if my application is successful?

We will respond to your application in writing once it has been processed. Please be aware that if a suitable property becomes available, we will contact you immediately.