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How to apply to our housing list

If you are interested in joining our housing waiting list, you can collect an application form from our offices at Samaritan House, 79 Coplaw Street, or our Merrylee Office, 53 Ashmore Road.

Guidance on how to complete the application form is included, along with details of the supporting information you need to provide. The pack also includes our new ‘A Guide to Applying for a Home’ leaflet, with comprehensive information about how to apply for housing with the Association.

This leaflet is also available to download online here.

We usually have about 900 applicants on our housing list at any one time.  However, some lists move much more quickly than others. For example, the list for 3 bedroom or larger properties moves very slowly. However, the list for certain one and two bedroom properties can move quite rapidly, for example, for 3rd floor tenement properties or for properties which have single rather than double bedrooms.

More information about the number, and size of properties we let in the year 2017/2018 can be found online here.

What happens next?

Once we have registered your application, we will send you a receipt showing your application reference number. We will then fully assess your housing needs and, providing you have submitted all of the supporting evidence we require, we will advise you of the level of priority given to your application. We will visit you at home to confirm all of your circumstances before an offer of housing is made to you.

General Data Protection Regulation

Govanhill Housing Association will use the information you have provided to help consider your housing application.

While you are on our housing list, and during any subsequent tenancy you have with the Association, we may add to, or modify, the information provided by you or others – for example, your current landlord – while you are on the housing list. We may also add to your information in relation to your tenancy with us if we rehouse you.

Govanhill Housing Association is a Scottish Charity (Scottish Charity Number  SCO10307), having their Registered Office at 79 Coplaw Street, Govanhill, Glasgow G42 7JG. We take the issue of security and data protection very seriously and strictly adhere to guidelines published in the Data Protection Act of 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 which is applicable from the 25th May 2018, together with any domestic laws subsequently enacted.

We are notified as a Data Controller with the Office of the Information Commissioner under registration number Z9769493 and we are the data controller of any personal data that you provide to us