Applying for Homes at Coin Street

Close up of flats in Iroko housing coop

There is a huge demand for the flats and houses built by Coin Street. The housing co-operative community is stable and very few vacancies arise in our existing co-ops.

Coin Street co-ops only allocate homes to people they consider to be in housing need, and whose households are the right size for the properties available. They also give priority to certain groups of people in housing need.

To date these have been:

  • Residents living in Waterloo or North Southwark or with a good reason for wanting to live in these areas.
  • People already living in housing co-operatives and needing transfers.
  • People in low-paid jobs in or near to central London – especially those working in key jobs such as nursing, teaching or public transport.

Unfortunately we cannot add your name to the housing register if you need somewhere to live urgently.

The Housing Register is currently closed until October 1 while we review the register, as there are currently over 1,000 applicants and on average only one vacancy a year.  

If you need to speak to a member of the housing team regarding an application you currently have, please email

Putting your name on the housing register does not automatically mean that you will be offered housing – either now or in the future. You should continue to explore all other housing options – including contacting your local council and/or advice centre if you have not done so.

In addition to the housing co-operatives set-up and managed by Coin Street Secondary Housing, there are other housing co-operatives in the Waterloo area.

For more information on other housing co-operatives, try this directory of other co-ops here:

Other useful housing contacts

For information specifically in relation to Lambeth and Southwark:

Lambeth Council's housing page:

Southwark Council's housing page:

For general housing information or advice:


Citizens Advice: