Applying for housing and finding a home

Who can join the housing register?

Criteria for joining the housing register

In order to be considered for a housing association home in the Braintree District, you must be on the housing register.  The points below summarise the eligibility criteria for joining the housing register:

  • You must be 16 years or over
  • You must not be subject to immigration control
  • You must pass the habitual residence test
  • You and your household must be resident in the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland; and
  • You or your household must not be guilty of unacceptable behaviour which would make you unsuitable to be a tenant

For further information on our eligibility criteria for joining the housing register, please view our Allocation Policy.