Important operational information for the upcoming months:

Freesheet publications in May & June 2024:

23 May – 26 May 2024 Freesheet available

30 May – 02 June 2024 No Freesheet available

06 June – 09 June 2024 Freesheet available

Changes to the Housing Allocations Policy

Our new Housing Allocations Policy comes into effect on 31 October 2022.

Our Housing Allocations Policy is used to decide who can join the housing register and the priority they should have for rehousing. 

Given the high demand for social housing and limited number of available properties, our new Housing Allocations Policy has increased the number of priority bands from three to four. The new bands are now as follows:

  • Band 1: Emergency Priority
  • Band 2: High Priority
  • Band 3: Medium Priority
  • Band 4: Low Priority

Click here to find out more.

What is Lewisham FindYourHome?

Lewisham FindYourHome is Lewisham's social housing lettings scheme that allows you to choose the property you would like to live in, which is made up of Lewisham Council and all the main housing associations in the borough.

Properties are advertised every Thursday and you "bid" for homes you are interested in.  You have to join the housing register to be considered ('bid') for properties.  

Please note that Lewisham Council will never ask you to make payment in return for a place on the housing waiting list or to obtain a social tenancy. Be aware of scammers asking for your money.


Please ensure that your local housing office or housing association has an up to date telephone number so that you can be contacted easily.  If the landlord cannot contact you or you can’t view the property, we may offer the property to the next person on the list.

Change of Circumstances

If you are a client of a Housing Association, you MUST contact them regarding any Change of Circumstances and not Lewisham Council.

We aim to process new applications within 12 weeks and medical assessments within 26 weeks. 

Please note: We are no longer providing a face-to-face service at Laurence House.  If you need housing advice visit