Housing Associations - General Information
Most Housing Associations are the main providers of new social housing and are usually registered with the Housing Corporation. They run as businesses but they do not trade for profit.
Any surplus money is ploughed back into the organisation to maintain existing homes and to help build new ones. Although the larger sized Housing Associations usually have paid staff, a committee or board of management made up of volunteers, has overall responsibility for the work of the organisation. All Housing Associations must have written policies on the type of housing services they provide, who can apply for housing and how applications will be considered. Most Housing Associations work closely with local authorities and house some people from the council housing lists who are considered to be in housing need.
Some Housing Associations can help people to buy their own property through low cost shared ownership and Homebuy. For further details see our Home ownership information.
You can register directly with the Housing Associations, please see attachment below for contact details.