Social housing in Wandsworth


Social housing is housing that is available at low rents from the council and housing associations for people in need. You can apply directly to any housing authority in the country. The demand for housing generally far exceeds supply so you are unlikely to be offered social housing unless you are assessed as having a very high priority or need for housing.

To apply for social housing in Wandsworth, you need to complete an application form for one of the housing queues. There are queues for older people and people with physical disabilities, as well as a general needs queue and others.

You can find out more about social housing in Wandsworth and get an application form by visiting the housing web pages, or contacting the rehousing section of the housing department.

Qualifying Criteria

When we receive your online application we will first determine whether you qualify for housing. To qualify for an allocation of social housing in the borough you must:

  • Be eligible for an allocation of housing under immigration laws
  • Be 18 years old or over (55 or over for sheltered housing applicants)
  • Not have refused any offer or nomination of suitable accommodation within the last two years
  • Have a housing need (e.g. are overcrowded or the accommodation is not suitable for medical reasons) 
  • Not have been previously involved in using false information to obtain public funds (housing or benefits)
  • Not have made yourself intentionally homeless from your last home 
  • Have a good history of being able to manage a tenancy and pay your rent

Service Details

London Borough of Wandsworth
Service Type:
Housing services
Primary Client Group:
Supporting People
Opening Times:
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Age Groups:
  • Adults
  • Older people
Services For:
  • Homeless people
  • Older people
  • People with physical disabilities

This page was last updated on 31 December 2018

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This page was last updated on 31 December 2018


Contact Details

To Visit: Housing Reception Centre, 90 Putney Bridge Road, SW18 1HR
Postal address: Housing and Regeneration, Wandsworth Council, Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, SW18 2PU
020 8871 6840