The Housing Register (Social Housing) - My Question ...

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Please can anyone help me with this ?..

I am a 37 years old male. Originally from another country. I have been living in London for more than 20 years. And have been living in the same borough of London for almost 20 years and 4 months.

I made and submitted an application to be put on the Housing Register, for social housing (or similar) in 2015. But my application was then officially REJECTED. Meaning they would not grant my request for a free / social housing.

My question is this ... Can I apply for the Housing Register AGAIN ? Legally, do I have the right to ? And to be considered AGAIN, like a new, separate case, or a separate application ?

If the answer is Yes ... then how many times is an individual in the UK (or London) allowed to apply for the Housing Register ? Is it an unlimited number of times ?

And is there any particular TIME SPACE that has to pass, between any two applications, from the same individual ?

Thank you very much for reading this, and for your help.
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1. Why was it rejected - did you ask for it to be reviewed?

2. Have you spoken to Citizens Advice Bureau regarding making an application? If not - ask them for help with this.
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(Original post by Vexper)
1. Why was it rejected - did you ask for it to be reviewed?

2. Have you spoken to Citizens Advice Bureau regarding making an application? If not - ask them for help with this.
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No, I didn't ask for it to be reviewed. I am not even sure I would have the right, to.
It was a long time ago, and I do not fully remember .. but the reasons they gave in the rejection letter, were basically something like : your housing situation is not the one to pose any health hazard, or a potential health hazard, or anti sanitary conditions ... and your living space available to you (in my present flat) is not limited enough, or small enough [presumably to necessitate granting me another accommodation]. Regarding the space available for my use, in my present flat - that they must have judged from my answers to questions in the application form. Those were basically the main reasons. Plus .. they may possibly have added something like ... the social housing availability is very limited .. and they can only provide social housing to people in greatest need or most suitable circumstances. Or maybe that was what I read before.
Me explaining to them, in the application form, that - once my immediate family leave the city or the country, I will basically have nowhere to live in this country, or no readily available accommodation (or something along those lines) - obviously had not had a decisive or radical effect.
As to the Citizens Advice Bureau - no, I do not think I spoke to them regarding an application. Thanks for the advice though. However, earlier in time, about 2012, I did speak to one adviser regarding social housing and applying for the Housing Register. From my conversation with that lady, it was clear that my chances of being granted any FREE accommodation, are somewhat slim. ''You are a young, healthy male'' - she told me. I was then 29. But applied for the Housing Register at 32, I think.
Either that lady, or the rejection letter I received in about 2015, mentioned the concept of Shared Accommodation (presumably as one of the options available in my situation). But shared accommodation, as far as I understand, is not something totally for free. I would have to pay.
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you could apply again, but generally to get anywhere in most councils you'd have to have a family with a low income, a disability or be vulnerable for a reason, single healthy people would get rejected as most waiting lists are years for those that do meet any of the criteria.
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(Original post by claireestelle)
you could apply again, but generally to get anywhere in most councils you'd have to have a family with a low income, a disability or be vulnerable for a reason, single healthy people would get rejected as most waiting lists are years for those that do meet any of the criteria.
Thank you very much for this. Then it is not surprising why I was rejected. Although, when I applied about 5 years ago, I wasn't really giving it much of a chance that I would be accepted. Ok - I can apply again. That is mainly, what I wanted to establish.
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Contact shelter they will more than help you
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(Original post by laughinglad999)
Contact shelter they will more than help you
Thank you!
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Maybe some other people to contribute information ?
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