Housing Options Information Guide

The demand for social housing in Stevenage is far greater than the available supply.  

Stevenage Borough Council advertises social-rent properties owned by the council and housing associations to applicants on its housing register. It uses a banding system to identify those in the greatest housing need according to their housing circumstances. Band A applicants having the highest priority and Band F the lowest. Applicants are then prioritised in date in band order. There are more than 2500 applicants on the
housing register. Each year, approximately 500 social-rent homes become available to let. This means that only one in five applicants are ever likely to be re-housed by the council or a housing association, while only those applying for certain types of low-demand sheltered accommodation in lower bands stand any chance at all.

We have produced a Housing Options guide (available for downloading below) to help you make informed decisions about your future options for housing. It contains information about:

Housing Options guide

Section 1 : Finding a home

  • Private rented accommodation
  • Advice for young/single people under 35
  • Tenancy deposit protection
  • Home ownership
  • Renting a council or housing association home
  • Accommodation for over 55s
  • Residential accommodation

Section 2: Stevenage Borough Council tenants

  • Finding a mutual exchange
  • In a council home too big for your needs?
  • Buying your council home
  • Managing your tenancy

Section 3: Housing advice

  • Housing advice service

Section 4: Costs of moving

  • Costs of moving
  • Budget planner
  • Planning to move
  • Support agencies