Renfrewshire Council

Apply for a Council house

All customers aged 16 and over, who wish to apply for rented accommodation, are invited to discuss their housing options with a housing expert.

The discussion will include options that best suit each customer's housing need, such as council housing, other social housing providers, private landlords and owner occupation. 

Prospective tenants are also given financial information, including information on Benefit Changes and advice on other types of support available.

Should a customer's best option include applying for council housing, this will be done during the discussion which allows us to improve the way we match an applicant to a property, by looking at the areas you wish to apply for and the availability of properties within these areas that meet your needs. We will also discuss any support needs you may have as well as any other requirements.

Applicants for council housing will be assessed on the basis of housing need and placed into one of five groups, in accordance with our Housing Allocation Policy.

To make an appointment for a Housing Options interview, please call either:

  • Paisley North and Paisley South Neighbourhood Services

  • Johnstone Neighbourhood Services

  • Renfrew Neighbourhood Services

  • Housing Advice and Homeless Services

Making changes to an existing application

If your circumstances change, or if you want to change the size or type of house you're looking for or the area in which you want to live, you need to change your housing application to reflect this. 

HomeChoice@Renfrewshire - Choice Based Lettings

All parts of Foxbar, Gallowhill Court and Glencairn Court are advertised under our HomeChoice@Renfrewshire Choice Based Lettings pilot.

All of our other Council properties in Renfrewshire will continue to be let through our current allocations process.  

Properties available for let, are advertised every Monday, with applicant's having until the following Sunday to note their interest in any properties they wish to apply for, provided they have a housing application registered with Renfrewshire Council.

Interested? Please visit our HomeChoice@Renfrewshire Choice Based Letting pages to find out more.

Homechoice@Renfrewshire - Available Now! Homes

We have housing available for rent right now in the Paisley, Renfrew and Johnstone areas.

There are two and three bedroom properties with a separate living room, kitchen and bathroom. These properties are available for early entry dates and are mostly located within walking distance to town centres, train stations and bus routes. 
For further information about the latest available properties, please go to or visit one of our housing offices in Paisley, Renfrew or Johnstone  or the Homexchange Shop.

Viewings can be arranged within days of you applying. All we ask is that you have a current application for housing registered with Renfrewshire Council to apply for one of these properties. Please contact your local housing office, or telephone: 0300 300 0222 and select option 2, for an appointment to complete a housing application.

HomeChoice@Renfrewshire - Homexchange Shop

Please note that the HomeExchange Shop at 7A Moss Street, Paisley is temporarily closed.  We are currently making contact with anyone who has an appointment to rearrange this to a different location.  Any enquiries should be made to the Housing Team on 0300 300 0222.

People with particular needs

If you require information in an alternative format for example Braille, large print, in another language, or require a signer or interpreter, please let us know when you contact us to ensure that we can make arrangements for this before you come for your interview.  

Please call 0300 300 0222 and select option 2.