Applying For A House
**There is a temporary suspension to the on-line application system from 9am on 21st December 2017** Should you wish to apply for housing during this time, please contact the office. You can apply directly to the office-documents available here
**Please note that due to a significant increase in the number of housing applications the Association are receiving, it will take several months for your application to be assessed. The Association currently have a backlog of over 600 applications awaiting processing and new applications are being received on a daily basis.If your housing situation is urgent, it is recommended that you apply to as many housing providers as possible to maximise your chances of being rehoused.If you are homeless or think you might become homeless, you should contact your nearest community homeless service. The contact number for the North West Service is 0141 276 6168. Your patience during the lengthy assessment time will be much appreciated.**
The new Glasgow Housing Register means you only have to complete one form to apply for many Housing Associations.
To apply, please click on sub menu to your left called Glasgow Housing Register (GHR).
Once we have received your completed form we will assess your application using our needs based points system.
For information about applying for a transfer from one of our properties to another, see our Apply for a Transfer section.
If you are homeless or think you might become homeless. You should contact your nearest community homeless service. Further information can be found here: http://www.glasgowhousingregister.org/glasgow-advice-and-information
Frequently asked questions:
Who can apply for a house?
You can apply for a house with Yorkhill Housing Association if you are at least 16 years old.
Size and type of house can you apply for?
We allocate house sizes according to the number of people in the household. The choice of our properties is limited to flats as we do not own any houses and you can indicate your choice of floor heights on the online application form.
The higher the demand for a house (usually determined by the size and floor height of a property), the longer you will have to wait before you will be offered suitable housing.
What happens next?
When we receive your application, we will:
- Assess and point your application in line with our Allocations Policy
- Request a tenancy reference from your current landlord if applicable
- Email you with information on your points level
How are our properties allocated?
The points system operated by the Association is designed to allocate houses on the basis of the greatest housing need. Points are awarded under various categories with the aggregate total defining the applicant’s position on the list. Separate lists are maintained for different sizes of property as well as sheltered housing, adapted properties and internal transfers.
What can you get points for?
- Health/Medical needs
- Under occupation
- Living in unsatisfactory housing conditions
- Sharing/Lacking Amenities
- Insecurity of tenure
- Social/community/family support
- Special Circumstances
How long will you need to wait?
This depends on:
- Your points and your position on the housing list
- The properties available
Yorkhill is a very popular area in which to live. We have a very high demand for our flats but have usually only very limited turnover. Given this, it could be some time before we are able to make you an offer, if ever.
What if your circumstances change?
If your circumstances change, you must let us know as quickly as you can by logging on to your online application and updating any changes.