housing application pack
Applying for Housing in Shetland
Shetland Islands Council (SIC) and Hjaltland Housing Association (HHA) operate a Common Housing Register (joint application list). This means that by completing one application form you can be considered for housing with both landlords. If you wish, you can opt out of being housed by either landlord.
The benefits of a shared application between SIC and HHA include more choice, better matching between houses and applicants and therefore less time taken. For more information on the Application process, have a look at the Housing Options Guide.
Housing Application Pack
To apply for housing, please download the application pack below. Notes on how to complete your housing application are given within the application form.
- Application Form (pdf)
- SIC Allocation Policy Leaflet (pdf)
- HHA Allocation Policy Leaflet (pdf)
- Common Housing Register Information Leaflet (pdf)
- Child Contact Form
- Medical Assessment Information Sheet
- Medical Assessment Form
- Social Needs Form
Other forms that you may need in relation to your application depending on your circumstances are listed below:
Anyone aged 16 is entitled to be apply for housing.
If you require any help in completing the form, please contact:Housing Officer, who can give you information and personal housing advice based on your circumstances.
What happens once I've handed in the application?
We go through the form carefully and points are awarded through the allocations system in line with the current Allocation Policy. A summary of the points awarded for different categories of housing need are detailed in the Allocation Policy Leaflet.
You will be sent a letter confirming the number of points allocated and the areas you have chosen.
Please remember that positions on a list change from week to week, according to whether other applicants come onto or leave the waiting list or whether the circumstances of other applicants change.