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
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
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.
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
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.
Tel: 01902 696000