How to apply

To apply, you need to complete our online application form. This will let you know whether you are eligible to apply and what housing options are best for you.

Who can apply

Not everyone is eligible to apply. You must have a right to reside in the UK - without this, you are not eligible for housing. For more information about your rights for housin in the UK, click here to visit the Housing Rights Information website (opens in a new page). Non-UK citizens who are eligible should contact their local Home-Options team about an application. You can find contact details for your local Home-Options team by clicking here.

Generally speaking, to be able to join Home-Options, you need a connection to either Amber Valley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Erewash, High Peak or Staffordshire Moorlands (some exceptions apply). People who own their own homes, who have been rehoused through Home-Options in the past two years, who have a history of rent arrears or anti-social behaviour, or who have previously refused five reasonable offers may not neccessarily qualify - see the Home-Options allocation policies for more details.

Supporting information

you may be asked to provide supporting information when you submit your application. The online application form will tell you what you need to send and where to send it. If you do not send the information we ask for, your application will not be accepted and you will not be able to 'bid' for housing.

Help with your application

If you need help with your housing application or if you are not able to use the online form for whatever reason, please contact your local Home-Options team for more advice.  You can find contact details for your local Home-Options team by clicking here.

What to do if you are not happy with a decision

If you are not happy with a decision that we make, you can ask us to review the decision. Click here for more information about the Home-Options review process.

Link to online appliation form

Click here to access the online assesssment and application form.