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Guide How to apply for a council or housing association property

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4. Making an online application

Making an application will take about 30 minutes. You will need to:

  • go to Devon Home Choice
  • click on 'Register with Devon Home Choice' and follow the instructions
  • enter your national insurance number
  • give a memorable date and a password

Once submitted you will be given a six digit login reference. Then:

  • click on 'apply online for social housing', then 'click here to complete a new housing register application'
  • complete and submit the application form 

If you don't have access to a computer at home you can use computers at your local library for free, come into our offices in Sidmouth or Exmouth and use one of our computers, or consider asking a friend or relative with a computer to help you.

You can choose to complete a paper application form but you must answer all the questions or the form will be returned to you.  Please call us to request a paper application form.