Housing register statistics

Social housing is in great demand and often applicants can wait a long time before being rehoused. You can increase the likelihood of being rehoused sooner by increasing your area choices; however you must be prepared to live in any of your chosen areas.

There are approximately 4200 homes across the district owned by Registered Providers (also known as housing associations). Between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016 the council housed 232 households via the housing register.

To help you to understand the type and availability of social housing in the district you may find the maps which show the number and types of social housing properties in each location. Please note that these are the total number of properties not those that are currently available.

There is also information showing how many became available for letting (174 kb pdf) in some high demand areas during 2015/16.  This information may help you to decide which area choices to include in your application.

It is very difficult to say how long you will have to wait before you are rehoused; however the information provided on waiting times (172 kb pdf) shows how long on average households are waiting. Please note this is an average waiting time so applicants have waited for shorter or longer periods of time before being notified that they are being considered for a vacant property. Also this is waiting time for accommodation across the district where levels of demand vary.

Please note that this is the length of time before you are considered for a vacant property. Applicants will have had to wait further before they were able to move in to the property.

If you would like to join the housing register, or discuss your housing register application please contact the Housing Options Team (allocations section) on 01327 322163.