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Do I qualify for social housing?

Anyone over the age of 16 with a housing need can apply to join the Housing Register. Certain conditions apply to tenancies allocated to applicants between the ages of 16-18.

Some people might not qualify or be eligible to join the Housing Register.

These include:

  • people with no housing need
  • certain people who are subject to immigration control
  • people with a history of unacceptable behaviour
  • people who owe debt to the council or to a registered provider
  • people who have not complied with a previous tenancy agreement
  • people who have a household income of more than £45,000 to £80,000 a year (dependent upon household size)
  • people who own their own home

For more information, please read our leaflet (PDF) which summarises the Allocation Scheme.

For further detail about the criteria included in the Allocation Scheme Summary, please refer to our Housing Allocation Scheme. This includes local lettings policies in respect of particular areas or groups of properties where the criteria of the Allocation Scheme is varied to achieve particular housing management or policy objectives.

Potton Road, Wrestlingworth Rural Exception Scheme

Early in 2022, a development of five affordable homes should be completed on Potton Road, Wrestlingworth. The five homes consist of four 2-bed houses and one 3-bed house. All will be let at affordable rent, which is 80% of locally assessed market rent. The homes are in a Rural Exception Scheme, meaning they will be let in line with the Council’s Local Lettings Policy (Appendix 2, page 72 of the Council’s Housing Allocation Scheme).

Local residents who might want to apply for the homes closer to completion can complete an online Expression of Interest form (below). Details will be retained so that, nearer the time, those who have expressed an interest will be contacted and advised how to make an application.

Express your Interest