There are no council homes available in Torbay but social housing is offered by various housing associations such as Sanctuary Housing and Westward Housing.
All social housing available in Devon is advertised through Devon Home Choice. Properties are not allocated but tenants bid on any they are interested in renting.
To be eligible to bid on a property you must apply to join the waiting list.
You will then be assessed and placed in one of 5 bands from A – E. Band A is for people assessed as having a very high priority housing need and band E is for people assessed as having no housing need. If you are placed in band E you will not be able to bid on properties. You can get more information on how applications are given a banding on How applications are prioritised.
The number of properties available is limited and there is a long waiting list so most people will not be successful in getting a social housing property.
If you are able to bid it can typically take 18 - 24 months to be successful, so if you need to move quickly then you should not rely on this and consider other housing options.
Once you have registered and are able to bid you can then search to see what properties are available. You need to login to bid.
Full details on how Devon Home Choice works can be found on the Devon Home Choice website. If you need help in completing your registration or with re-registering or other problems complete the online form below.