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How to apply for affordable housing and housing advice, information for people in private sector housing including housing grants and housing association contact numbers.

  • Apply for Housing

    Affordable rented housing is housing for households that cannot afford to buy or rent in the private market.

  • Homelessness

    If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness in the next 28 days and you have no suitable accommodation available to you to occupy you should contact the Council's Housing Options Service.

  • Housing Advice

    Our Housing Options team can offer advice on a range of housing issues.

  • Housing Benefit

    Housing Benefit helps people pay their rent. Anyone who has to pay rent for their home can claim. It does not matter whether your landlord is a housing association or a private individual or company.

  • Housing Association Contact Numbers

    Contact numbers for Housing Associations in East Herts.

  • Information on Social Tenancies & Rents

    The Government has made some changes to social housing to ensure that the support which social housing provides is focused on those who need it most for as long as they need it. The main changes are to rent levels and the length of the tenancy offered.

  • Rent Deposit Scheme

    Our Rent Deposit Scheme is a discretionary one to prevent homelessness for residents who are homeless or threatened with homelessness within 28 days.

  • Supported Housing

    Supported housing is accommodation for people who require additional support to either learn the skills to live independently or require long-term support.

  • Downsizing

    If you are a tenant of social housing and living in a home that is bigger than you need, you may want to consider downsizing.

  • Community Alarm Service

    A community alarm will be a particular benefit to older residents or those with disabilities. For many the telephone is their only means of contact with friends, relatives or neighbours.

  • Housing Development

    We commission registered social landlords to provide new affordable housing, both rent and shared ownership, to meet the needs identified in the district. These include general needs and supported housing needs.

  • Strategic Housing Service

    The council has a duty to consider the housing needs of all the residents of the district and to produce and deliver strategic housing plans that set out the plans for tackling these needs.

  • Local Lettings Policies

    These are also known as planning obligations, and are agreements made under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.