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Housing Associations

 

Housing Associations offer a wide variety of housing to suit different needs. Housing Associations have been established for many years and there are several operating within the South Staffordshire district.

 

What are Housing Associations?

 

Housing Associations are independent not-for-profit landlords regulated by the Homes and Communities Agency. By working in partnership with local authorities and others they contribute to the success of communities by providing decent, affordable homes.

 

About half of their funding for new homes comes from the public purse and the rest they raise privately. Housing associations provide around 1.8 million homes in England, making a vital contribution to meeting local housing needs.

 

Properties

 

Housing Associations provide their tenants with ‘Assured’ tenancies. These were established under the 1988 Housing Act and are similar to the secured tenancies offered by a local authority.

 

Some Housing Associations provide specialist housing for people with special needs, such as homes for the elderly. Most Housing Associations have a range of properties to reflect the general housing need of the area.

 

Of the dwellings owned by the Housing Associations, the Local Authority can have up to 75% nomination rights. If you wish to be nominated for a particular Housing Association development or property, you must ensure your name is on the Housing Register.

 

Vacant Properties are strictly allocated to applicants in the greatest need, who require that type of accommodation in that area. Housing Associations establish need by awarding points according to applicant circumstances. Associations normally give priority on their own waiting lists to those in greatest need.

 

Housing Associations in South Staffordshire

 

Click here to see a list of Housing Associations operating in the area.

 

Low Cost Home Ownership

 

Housing Associations can offer help for those who cannot afford full mortgage payments but wish to buy a property. Traditionally called shared ownership or low cost home ownership, the Government has now introduced Help to Buy.

 

Please see our Help to Buy a Property page for more details.

 

Contact

 

Regeneration


Tel: 01902 696000
Email: housingstrategy@sstaffs.gov.uk

 

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