Types of affordable housing

The main type of affordable housing is available through the Council's Choice Based Lettings scheme.

The homes in this scheme are:

  • owned by housing associations
  • normally let to local residents in housing need who are registered on the Council’s Housing Register

'Housing need' is defined in the Council’s allocations policy which you can view as a PDF file.

Allocations policy

Shared ownership

You can find further information on local shared ownership properties on the Share to Buy website.

Help to buy

You can find further information on the help to buy scheme on the Help to Buy South website.

Further information

You can find further information on all forms of affordable housing at GOV.UK.