Housing Associations (HAs) build and manage social homes that are available for people in housing need. They work with local councils to help house people who are on the Housing Register as well as people who apply to them directly. HA homes are available to rent, or buy through shared ownership schemes.
There are a number of HAs that have homes for rent in Charnwood. If you are on the council's Housing Register, you can ask to be considered for HA properties. Nominations to HA properties will be offered to people depending on who is in the highest band on the Housing Register at the time, in the same way that council properties are offered.
Click on the link below for more information about HAs in Charnwood.
Housing Associations in Charnwood (PDF Document, 0.31 Mb)
You can also apply for HA properties directly although HA waiting lists may be open at certain times only. HAs that you are interested in can advise you when, in the future, they will accept applications for a particular area, or a particular type of property, again.
Each HA will have a policy on how it decides who has the highest priority on its Housing Register, so you might be nearer the top of one HA's list but not on another HA's list.
Most HAs are unlikely to offer you accommodation if you owe rent or other money from a council tenancy you have had in the past or a previous tenancy with another HA. If you would like to be considered for HA properties, you should ask the HA you are applying to what its policy is.
Last updated: Thu 21st August, 2014 @ 11:46