How We Allocate Homes

Our properties are allocated based on housing need and in accordance with the Renfrewshire Common Housing Allocation Policy which has been developed by Renfrewshire Council and four local housing associations: Bridgewater, Linstone, Paisley and Williamsburgh.

The policy has been developed with a clear focus on meeting housing needs and introduces a common approach to how we allocate homes that are available to let. Applicants still need to register with each partner organisation separately and we will continue to operate and manage our own housing list.

All applications are assessed by our Customer Service Team, based on your current housing circumstances and are placed within a priority group.  Within that group, a grade is awarded.

The level of grade awarded indicates the level of housing need. A higher grade indicates a higher housing need. The date you are awarded the grade is the marker for your position in the queue, within the group.

To find out more about the group and grading process, or for further information on how an application is assessed, please contact the Customer Service Team at 

Our housing list is divided into five allocation groupings as shown below

  • General Applicants Group

Your application will appear in this list if you have your own tenancy with another landlord, are living care of family or friends, are of no fixed abode, have always lived with your parents, or own your home.

  • Mobility Needs Group

This list is for applicants who require a home suitable for someone within the household who has mobility needs.  This can either be ground floor amenity standard accommodation, or wheelchair accessible accommodation.  Applicants placed within this group will not be offered a property with internal stairs.

  • Transfer Applicants

Your application will appear in this list if you are an existing tenant of Williamsburgh with a housing need.

  • Transfer Applicants - No Housing Need

This list holds details of Williamsburgh Housing Associations tenants who have no housing need.

  • Registered Homeless Applicants & Nominations from Renfrewshire Council’s waiting list

Your application will appear on this list if you have been assessed as currently being, or are at risk of being unintentionally homeless by Renfrewshire Council’s  Housing Advice & Homeless Services Team.   In addition, applicants received through our Nominations agreement will be placed here. If you are currently at risk of losing your home, please contact the Renfrewshire Council's Housing Advice & Homeless Services Team as soon as possible, on 0300 300 0222 for further help and assistance.

It is crucial that you submit evidence to confirm your circumstances and you inform us of any change in your circumstances immediately.