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We are dealing with a high demand for our services. If you have already submitted a housing application, we are doing our best to get back to you as soon as we are able to. We appreciate your patience during this delay. Get more information.

Affordable housing

We have an ambitious target to achieve 1,500 new council, social and extra care/supported living homes by 2023, to help meet the city’s evidenced need for more affordable housing.

There is a shortage of all types of affordable housing in the city but, based on current data, the greatest need is for more family homes with two or three bedrooms.

Our main areas of work are:

  • Buying back former council-owned homes to enable their use as council housing again;
  • Securing new affordable homes on council-owned sites via new council house building and/or new developments by registered social landlords;
  • Seeking a percentage of affordable housing within all new proposals for large residential developments;
  • Negotiating with developers to ensure affordable housing is of the type and size needed, to include wheelchair-accessible homes;
  • Helping to manage the redevelopment of council housing stock and land as required.

Should you wish to contact us to discuss anything to do with affordable housing and or are interested in buying back former council-owned homes, please use the following contact details below to get in touch with us.

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