To apply for housing you need to complete a Housing Application form and refer to Powys County Council’s Allocation of Council Housing Policy Statement. A hardcopy of these is available from any our local area offices. If you are having difficulty in completing the form or have any queries about the information we require please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness you still need to complete an application form but should also contact one of our homelessness officers for advice and assistance.
Anyone aged 16 or over can apply for housing, although certain groups not be eligible. These include:
Once we have received your completed application form we may contact you for further details or advice. Where we have all the information we need, we will aim to process your application within 7 days of receipt.
We will write to you informing you whether you are eligible and if so the total number of points you have been awarded. Our policy statement provides full details of the Points Scheme and an abbreviated version can be found overleaf.
Every 6 months we will write to you to check that you still require housing and that your circumstances have not changed.
If you are unhappy with the way in which we have dealt with your application, such as decisions regarding your eligibility and points entitlement you may request a review.
Once registered you will be considered for properties in accordance with your age, disabilities, family size and the preferences you have indicated on your application form. Your local area office will be able to advise you regarding the availability of suitable properties.
When a suitable property becomes available you may receive an expression of interest letter. Expression of Interest Letters for each empty property are normally sent to the top 5 pointed applicants. Each applicant is given 5 days to indicate whether they would be interested in accepting the tenancy. A Final Offer Letter is then sent to the top pointed applicant expressing an interest.
There are contact details available in a number of locations for this Service. Please select your nearest town:
Council house exchanges and home swaps
Did you know that if you wanted to move you can swap homes?
Powys County Council have partnered up with HomeSwapper the UK’s leading council house exchange and home swap direct provider to give you free access to their Mutual Exchange service for free. Simply click on the above link, register your details and look for swaps, all free of charge!