How to join the housing register
Housing and Employment Destinations (HED) is an online tool that can help you understand your housing and employment options. It uses your information to give you useful, tailored advice and guidance to help you search for a home.
Before you can apply to join the housing register you must register on the HED website. It will help you to find out whether joining the housing register is your best option to find a new home. HED may give you other suggestions that you have not thought about before.
If joining the housing register is the best option, you will be given the option to apply.
Qualifying to join the housing register
To qualify to join the housing register:
- you must have lived in Newham continuously for at least two years
- you must have a local connection to Newham, through your family or job.
Bidding for a council home
After you join the housing register, you will be able to bid (apply) for a home through the East London Lettings Company (ELLC). You can bid:
- using an ELLC kiosk
- by phone
- by text.