Applying to Latch

Interested in applying? If you are homeless or living in difficult housing circumstances and think you would benefit from living in supported housing then read on.

Are you:

  • Aged 18-64?
  • Living in temporary accommodation – Homeless or at risk of homelessness – Living in poor housing conditions?
  • In need of housing related support?
  • Willing to participate in support and self help activities?
  • Entitled to claim Housing Benefit?
  • Registered with Leeds Homes with A or B priority. If not, please contact us about this.

If you can answer yes to all the above questions then Latch may be suitable for you.

Please note that Latch does not allow pets in any of our homes.

What size home are you looking for?

One bed home – for single people or couples. Unfortunately we have a limited number of one bed flats so we don’t operate a waiting list and you can only apply if we have an available property. Please check our Available Homes page.

Two and Three Bed Homes – for people who have children living with them. You can apply at any time. If you have support needs you will be added to the waiting list until a property becomes available.

How to apply

To apply, please download and complete an application form, contact us to request a form or complete the online form. You will usually need to supply two references. Your application will be assessed to see whether you meet our criteria for housing, and if it does you will be offered an assessment of your support needs.


Leah & Jamie’s story

Leah had experienced many years of physical and mental abuse from her husband and was referred to Latch from Leeds Women’s Aid. Leah wanted a safe home and a fresh start for her five year old son, Jamie.

Following a successful support assessment Leah and Jamie are now housed in one of our fully furnished homes. This summer, both Leah and Jamie thoroughly enjoyed a sunny day out with Latch in Scarborough. Leah is working really well with her support worker on building confidence, budgeting, managing her mental health and accessing family support for Jamie. Now they have a place to call home they can start to look forward to life again.

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