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Apply for an affordable or social rent home

To move in to one of our affordable or social rent homes, you must apply through Kent Homechoice.

Kent Homechoice is the partnership of local authorities and housing associations in Kent that provide social and affordable housing in Kent.

There's a high demand for social housing and those who have the highest housing need have the best chance of getting a home this way.

Our Lettings Standard lets you know what to expect when you move into your home.

Make your application

To apply:

  1. Visit Kent Homechoice, or download the mobile app for iPhone or Android

    Download on the Apple app store Android app on google play

  2. Register for an account and make an application

What happens next

Your local council will give your application a banding, which will show how much priority you'll get and allow you to start bidding.

Homes will be advertised daily for at least five days. Check Kent Homechoice daily for the best chance of finding a home you like.

How to bid:

  1. Log in
  2. Download the latest property list for the area you want to live
  3. Follow the instructions to place a bid

You can bid for up to three homes at a time.