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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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we have been posting application forms to prospective tenants. To receive a pack please email

Application forms can also be downloaded online here.

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.

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

What to do if you are Experiencing Homelessness or about to Become Homeless

Govanhill Housing Association is fully committed to the prevention and resolution of homeless. Every year we agree a quota with Glasgow City Council to house a percentage of statutory homeless households (referred to as a section 5 homeless referral).

Our staff can provide housing advice and information to people who are homeless or potentially homeless. We do not have emergency or temporary accommodation for people who are homeless.

Glasgow City Council have the responsibility for providing temporary and permanent accommodation to people who are classified as homeless.

The Glasgow City Council website is

A  crisis service for people at risk of homelessness is provided by South Community Casework Services, they can bet contacted at the address and numbers below.

South Community Casework Services

Rowanpark, 5 Ardlaw Street, Govan G51 3RR

Telephone: 0141 276 8201 & 0141 276 6180