How to Join


Becoming A Member Of ‘Housing Choice’

To apply for social accommodation, you will need to visit the Housing Solutions Team at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. If you are unable to visit the Civic Centre, please telephone the Housing Solutions team on 01685 725452.

When you visit the Civic Centre, a member of our housing solutions team will work through your Housing Choice application with you and provide a comprehensive range of the housing options available to you. Once the application is complete, we will explain how the scheme works and how to apply for properties.

Once registered a letter of confirmation will be sent to you with your unique ‘Housing Choice’ Reference Number and Banding in accordance with the housing allocations policy. To view a copy of the policy please see the Document Links to the right of this page. We will explain how the scheme works, how to bid for a property and look at your housing options.

Please be aware that when you attend your appointment you will need to provide valid proof of identification, dated within the last three months, for yourself and anyone wishing to move with you.

 Acceptable forms of identity:      

  • Utility Bill          
  • Employment Records                                               
  • Driving Licence 
  • Bank Statement
  • Benefits letter   
  • Pay slips

Depending on your circumstances additional information may be required for example:- 

  • If you have been served notice or received correspondence threatening the security of your tenancy/mortgage
  • If you suffer with any medical problems that would improve by being re-housed in more suitable accommodation medical evidence will be required.

 Please click here to download a copy of the Housing Choice Application Form


  • How to Bid

    How to Bid