The housing options service can provide anyone in Charnwood with free advice relating to preventing homelessness and finding accommodation when homeless.

If you are in financial difficulty, please visit our cost of living webpage for help and support for housing and other costs. 

If you are currently suffering Domestic Abuse please visit our victims of domestic abuse webpage.

Applying for housing

Everyone who has a right to rent in the UK can apply for private rented accommodation, and we would strongly advise you to consider this option. There is more availability in a greater range of locations.

Private Rented Accomodation

Affordable homeownership is an option for people who can't afford to buy a property on the open market but who wish to get onto the housing ladder.

Affordable home ownership

Supported accommodation can be useful for people who have never lived on their own before, or have had difficulties when they have had their own tenancy in the past.

Supported accommodation

We have approximately 1,200 households currently on our housing register who are waiting to access social housing. On average, only 17% of people on the register were housed on average each year.

We therefore advise residents to consider alternative options earlier like moving to private rented accommodation or home ownership

If you would like to join the register you can do so by completing the application form.

Apply for social housing

If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness please follow our advice below:

Homelessness advice

We are a member of the national HomeSwapper scheme - the UK's largest online community of social housing tenants who want to swap homes. Register online below to apply for a mutual exchange.

Visit the Homeswapper website

Further advice

For independent housing advice you can contact:

Housing strategies and policies

View all housing strategies and policies at Charnwood Borough Council via the link below:

Housing strategies and policies

Last updated: Mon 31st October, 2022 @ 10:23