Where do I begin?
Many people want to get a property with the Council or a Registered Provider (often referred to as Housing Associations). However, there is a severe shortage of this type of housing, even when people urgently need to move.
If you are looking for a home and do not know how to go about this, the first thing you need is some advice about any possible options that may be available to you.
Applying to the Council for housing is something that may help you in the longer term but if you need to move quickly, you need to speak to us about your situation. Many people find accommodation to rent in the private sector but people are put off by the cost. Sometimes there is help available and we can talk to you about this.
First, you need to apply to be on the housing register.
Registered Providers (Housing Associations)
These are non-profit making organisations which aim to provide affordable housing for people in housing need. Properties that are made available to the Council from Registered Providers are advertised via Choice Based Lettings. The Council can then provide nominees to the Registered Providers from the people who have bid for the properties that are advertised via Choice Based Lettings. Adur and Worthing Councils are generally able to nominate to 75% of vacancies that become available from Registered Providers. Registered Providers may use the remaining 25% of vacancies that arise for their own tenants to transfer.
Some Registered Providers provide specialist housing, such as sheltered housing or supported housing.
Adur & Worthing Councils,
Worthing Town Hall,