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Housing Associations

What is a Housing Association? 

Housing Associations (HAs) are organisations that build and manage homes 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 and their vacancies are advertised via Charnwood HomeSearch.  If you are on the council's Housing Register, you can bid 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. 

Affordable housing

HAs also offer homes for sale.  See Affordable housing for more information. 

I am a Housing Association tenant and would like to transfer to a council home or another Housing Association property

If you are currently a HA tenant and would like to move to a council home or to another HA property, information about how to do so can be found on our Apply for a council home page.

HA tenants should submit a recent Home Visit report from their Housing Officer along with their application.   

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