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Apply for housing at Deptford HC

What is a housing co-op?

A housing co-op is a voluntary organisation of ordinary people managing the housing they live in, based on principles of self-organisation and mutual support

Living at Deptford Housing Co-operative

Deptford HC has eight shared houses, each with ten single-person bedrooms. Please understand that we can only accept applications for single rooms in these houses and that you must be the ONLY occupant (sorry no pets!). This means you will be living in a single occupancy room in a shared house with nine other house-mates who have a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures, ages and gender. The room will measure about 4m x 5m and is unfurnished, but includes a vanity unit, laminate flooring and double glazed windows.  The rooms are small so if your belongings will not fit in your room, you will need to make alternative arrangements for them as storage space is strictly limited and communal areas cannot be used for storage.

Each house has three floors with a shower and toilet on each, except the first floor which has a bath. The shared kitchen has two cookers, two sinks, two fridge freezers and cupboards for storage.  Each house also has a communal lounge area. The furniture in these varies. Some houses have microwaves and washing machines. All the houses back onto a large enclosed communal garden. So: 

  • Are you looking for housing?
  • Are you single?
  • Are you over 18 years of age?
  • Do you have permanent residence in the UK (British/EU passport or indefinite leave to remain)? Note that limited leave to remain is not sufficient.
  • Do you believe in the ethos of co-operative and community housing and prepared to "do your bit"?  This could mean working on one of the different committees, being a house rep, helping with grounds clear-ups, interviewing prospective members, or helping with IT or our website. There's always work that needs doing.

If you can answer "YES" to the above we'd be delighted to receive an application for housing from you!

Download an application form now from the link below and see other important information about living at Deptford. Forms must be completed by the applicant and can be returned to the office at 16 Rochdale Way, Deptford, London SE8 4LY or emailed to