Application forms, details and everything you need to know before you apply
All applications for social housing are made directly to AHA, and once accepted onto the waiting list, you will be eligible for a suitable AHA property.
You can download the application form, or fill in a paper copy available from the AHA office.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information.
I am an existing tenant and already on a waiting list, what do I need to do?
You do not need to do anything unless your circumstances have changed. You will need to let us know if any of these changes apply to you:
You, or a member of your household, have received an increase in income.
There is a new person living in your household.
Someone who was living in your household has moved out.
There is a health reason that may require a different type of property or facilities.
Any existing tenants currently on the AHA transfer lists will be contacted if they are required to provide further information or if they are no longer eligible for a transfer
It is important you always let your landlord know if any of the changes above apply to your household.
How do I apply?
Please read our Allocations and Eligibility Policy before submitting an application form. The policy and application & eligibility form are both available to download below. Alternatively call AHA and the forms can be sent to you or be collected from our offices.
To be able to apply you must:
be at least 18 years old
be able to meet the residency criteria
meet the income and capital requirements for social housing
I am already on the waiting list, what do I need to do?
If you have provided all the information we have asked for and nothing has changed you may not need to do anything. You will be contacted to complete a Health Needs Questionnaire if you, or someone in your household, have health needs that could affect the type of property required. If your circumstances have changed, you will be asked to complete a new application & eligibility form.
You will need to let us know immediately if there have been any changes in your circumstances, including but not limited to the following:
You or a member of your household have received an increase in income
There is a new person living in your household
Someone who was living in your household has moved out
Why do I need to complete a Health Needs Questionnaire?
We need to be able to understand whether you have any special requirements that would affect the type of property you are allocated. This will help us to determine your priority on the waiting list. It may mean there are fewer properties available to meet your needs and could possibly lengthen the time you have to wait to be allocated. If you are already in Social Housing we may be able to consider adaptations to the property you are in already. We hope the information provided on the questionnaire will be sufficient, but occasionally we may need further information to support your application. With your consent, we may contact other professionals such as your GP. Any charges made by the GP for providing this information, will be the responsibility of the applicant/tenant.