1. Apply for a home

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.

Waiting list

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.