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How to Apply

To enable you to bid for homes on our HomeChoice website you must be registered for rehousing with RBH.

You can obtain a Housing Application form online or by:

  • Applying Online (click here).
  • Telephoning the HomeChoice Team on Freephone: 0800 027 7769 or switchboard 01706 274100.
  • By calling into any Rochdale Council customer service centre.  
  • Using RBH Digital Services via Looking LocalLooking Local
    - Sky: Community Channel 539 / Press Red / 724 on your TV remote 
    - Virgin Media: Community Channel 233 / Press Red / 724 on your TV remote
    - Mobile phones with internet: www.lookinglocal.gov.uk/rbh
    - Smartphone: Android Market or iTunes App store, search lookinglocal
    - Wii and PC:

                Find out more about RBH Digital Services

You must provide two forms of ID with your completed application form. One of which should preferably be a photo ID and the other must confirm your current address. ID must be provided for all applicants and anyone aged 16 or over who are part of the moving family. Copies of birth certificates and child benefit letter must be provided for any children aged 16 and under in the moving family.

Information to confirm employment and support should also accompany your form and if you live outside the borough and feel you have a local connection then proof of this should also be provided.

Applications will not be processed without this information.

Once we have received your application accompanied by all the relevant information, it will then be assessed for eligibility. If you have current or former tenancy arrears with a landlord or you have caused a serious nuisance then you may be classed as ineligible for rehousing. We will write to you to inform you of your ineligibility but you do have a Right of Appeal.

If your application is accepted the necessary priority band will be awarded to your application and you will receive a registration letter and card which will provide you with your registration number and priority band.

You are then ready to look for suitable homes on the HomeChoice section of our website.

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Contact Us

Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Sandbrook House

Sandbrook Way,


OL11 1RY

Postal Deliveries Only


0800 027 7769


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