Apply for council housing

Apply to join the housing register

Everyone must apply online through My Newham

If you do not have access to a computer at home, our libraries have free computer usage and internet access.

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Before you start

  • You will need a My Newham account
  • An email address
  • National Insurance numbers for all members of your household included on your application over 16 years old
  • Employment details for you and your partner (if applicable) if either or both of you are working at least 16 hours a week
  • Your address history for the past seven years with the dates that you moved in and out.

You must keep a valid email address at all times as this may be the only way we will contact you. After you send your application, we will email you, so please check your inbox, including your junk mail regularly.

If you need to contact us, make sure you use the same email address as the one you used to register to My Newham.


If you are unable to finish the form in one go, you can save your application and finish it later.

We will store it for up to four weeks from the date you start it.

Apply to join the housing register

If we find that any of your details are incorrect, we may close your application, take away any priority we have given it, or withdraw an offer.