Make a homelessness application

Before you start 

You should complete the housing form if you are homeless today or will become homeless in the next 28 days.

We are unable to provide housing to everyone who is homeless, so you should check whether we can help before you start your application.

You should be aware that if we do have a full duty to assist you with housing it may take several years before you are offered a settled home.

Who should not use this form 

If you are aged under 18 and homeless you should not complete this form. You should contact Children Services on 020 8871 6222. 

If you are at immediate risk of domestic abuse or violence and have no-where safe to stay tonight you should not complete this form at home. You should attend: 

Housing Reception Centre 
90 Putney Bridge Road 
SW18 1HR

The office is open between 9am and 4.30pm (Monday to Friday) and we will get you to complete the form in the safety of our offices and provide you with a same day appointment. Outside of these hours you should contact 020 8871 6000.  

Stages of the housing form

There are two stages to complete before we can begin an assessment.

Stage 1: Housing Options Form

Based on the information you provide on this form you will be given a list of housing options to consider before continuing with your application. Make a note of your reference number as you will need this if you wish to complete the second stage of this form at a later date. Please note your reference number will expire within 90 days.

Unless you are ineligible for assistance under immigration regulations, you will be invited to complete the second stage of the form.

Stage 2: Housing Application Form

You will be asked additional information to help us begin our assessment.

An assessment can only begin after you have completed both stages of the form. 

Make a homelessness application