Housing Allocations

Three Rivers District Council operates a Choice Based Lettings allocations scheme in partnership with Hertsmere Borough Council, St Albans District Council, Watford Borough Council and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.

To apply for social housing, you need to complete the Housing Register Application Form.  You can apply online through the Herts Choice Homes website

You should only complete an application to the housing register if you have carried out the Housing Options questionnaire and your resultant Action Plan indicates that Social Housing is a suitable option.

The Questionnaire will take around ten minutes to complete and can be accessed here.

Further information including how Choice Based Lettings operates can also be found on the Herts Choice Homes website. 

If you are already on the Three Rivers Housing Needs Register and your circumstances change you do not need to complete a new application form.  Just complete the relevant sections of a Change of Circumstances Form and supply documented proof of the change.

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Unfortunately due to a very high demand for and lack of social housing, only applicants with a high housing need are likely to be allocated social housing, and renting in the private sector is a realistic option for many people.

Information on the private sector can be found here

Our full allocations policy can be see below.