Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council (BGCBC) operates and maintains The Common Housing Register (CHR).

The four housing associations/providers that are committed to supporting the CHR are:

  • Tai Calon Community Housing,
  • Linc Cymru,
  • Melin Homes,
  • United Welsh.

This ensures that all applicants applying for social housing within Blaenau Gwent County Borough are provided with a single route of access and assessed using a single policy.

How do I apply to the Common Housing Register?

You can apply to the Common Housing Register here.

For any further advice on registering your housing application, please contact the BGCBC Housing Advice Team:

Housing Advice Centre,
20 Church Street,
Ebbw Vale,
NP23 6BG
Opening times: Monday to Friday 09:30 – 16:00


Housing Access 01495 354600 (Option 1)

After you have applied

Once your application is complete and verified you will be placed in a Band depending on your circumstances.

Band Priorities:

  • Emergency
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze ​​​​​​

​​​​BGCBC are not able to advise you of your position on the housing waiting list but can inform you of your band.