How to apply for social housing
All applications for social housing must be made online.
For help about how to do this, view our video on YouTube.
For more information on the Housing Register, please contact:
Housing Options Team, Community Services Department, Thanet District Council, PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ
If you need re-housing immediately Find more housing advice here.
Please note that any details you give on your application form may be shared with a number of Housing Associations that we work with as partners. We may also share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.
The government’s Cabinet Office is responsible for carrying out data matching exercises.
Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body. This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows potentially fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is found it indicates that there is an inconsistency which requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.
The Cabinet Office requires us to participate in a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Cabinet Office for matching for each exercise, more information can be found at; https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-fraud-initiative
The processing of data by the Cabinet Office in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under its powers in Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Data matching by the Cabinet Office is subject to a code of practice. This may be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/code-of-data-matching-practice-for-national-fraud-initiative.
For further information on the Cabinet Office’s legal powers and the reasons why it matches particular information, view the fair processing full text “
What happens next? How do I get housed?
If you have been accepted onto the Housing Register, you will be eligible to see and bid for available social housing properties using Kent Homechoice.