Housing Associations are also known as Registered Social Landlords (RSLs). They are non-profit making organisations which provide affordable housing to those who need it.
There are over 17 housing associations providing rented and other tenure types of housing in West Lancashire. The Housing Association List is currently being updated and will be available here once it is complete.
There are two routes you can take to be considered for a housing association property:
1. You can apply directly to the relevant housing association
2. Apply the council, who may then 'nominate' you for a property
Some housing associations do not keep a waiting list but rely on the Council providing nominations from their council housing register. Nominations to housing associations are always based on housing need.
To be considered as a potential “nominee” by the Council you will need to complete the housing application form and express an interest to be nominated to a housing association by ticking the appropriate box on the form.
Please note: in some instances, local connection criteria apply. For more information see the Homefinder Scheme Guide.
Housing Associations are regulated by the Homes and Communities Agency. The HCA is the national Government agency that funds new affordable housing and regulates housing associations in England. For more information visit the Homes and Communities Agency (external link) website.