Housing Associations provide rented housing for people who cannot afford to buy their own home, or need special types of housing. They are often called Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) or Registered Providers (RPs). They do not make a profit, and many of them are charitable organisations.
On new private residential schemes, the developer is required to provide a percentage of the homes they are building for affordable housing as part of their planning requirements These affordable homes, once developed, are passed to a Housing Association to manage. There are a number of different affordable housing models for purchase and rent, such as; shared ownership, rent to buy, discount for sale, submarket rent and a number of finance initiatives available to assist people accessing an affordable home.
Applying for Affordable Housing: To apply for affordable housing and council housing you must have a Housing application registered on the Leeds Homes website.
If you want to find out more about housing associations in England, visit the National Housing Federation website.
A list of all Housing Associations can be downloaded from this page.