Social/housing association homes
Social housing (or housing association homes) gives people access to homes that are often cheaper than privately rented housing, and usually provide a longer-term tenancies.
Renting a social home means people can have a more settled/secure home - instead of a six or twelve-month contract that may require you to move at the end, you have the opportunity to stay for years and make your house a home, with much more protection from eviction. There are also additional benefits, such as mutual exchange, which can allow you to move/swap homes with another housing association tenant. Social rents are aligned with local incomes to keep rent more affordable - changes to social rents are controlled by central government.
Applicants are given a priority banding, based on their housing need. All applications will also be given an application date. When housing association houses are allocated, they are offered out to those who have expressed an interest, based on their priority banding, and who has been waiting the longest - read our new allocations scheme to find out more.
Social housing in Lichfield District is managed by housing associations. Housing associations are independent from the council, are regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing and have to meet set standards. The Lichfield District Homes website will advertise the majority of available homes across the Lichfield District but residents can also register direct with housing providers.
If you, or friend of family member is a vulnerable person who requires additional support to live independently, for example people with learning difficulties or mental health problems, find out about local supported housing.