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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 2,500 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.

Housing Options Guide

Our Housing Options Guide will help you to make informed decisions about your future options for housing. The guide contains information about:

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

Stevenage Borough Council tenants

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

Housing advice

  • Housing advice service

Costs of moving

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