Housing associations offer similar types of housing as local councils – often to people on a low income or who need extra support.
You can apply:
- directly to a housing association
- often through your local council
You can apply to more than one housing association at a time.
Once you apply, you’ll be put on a waiting list.
Housing associations normally offer housing to people most suited to that particular property. You may have to wait a long time for a suitable property to become available.
Housing associations are also known as Registered Social Landlords or Private Registered Providers of Social Housing.