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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE HOUSING REGISTER

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Central Bedfordshire Council, who deal with the Housing Register for this area are bringing in a new Allocations Policy and anyone who wants to apply to get on the housing list will need to apply online from 28 October 2014 onwards*.  If you're already registered on the current housing register you will also need to reapply online to join under the new Policy.

You will have to complete an online application form, with a short questionnaire to help applicants decide if they are eligible for this register or other housing options. 

Central Bedfordshire Council is no longer accepting paper application forms.  The Council has advised that this new system will automatically provide applicants with a decision an, if eligible, give them access to the Choice Based Lettings website. 

In the meantime, if you have an urgent housing need please contact Central Bedfordshire Council directly on 0300 300 8302 or visit the Council offices in Dunstable or Chicksands.

For further information about the Council’s Allocation Policy please go to their website. 

 *this date may be subject to change depending on  the development of the new system.

What is social housing? 

Properties owned and manged by councils, housing associations, housing trusts and charities. There is not much of it available and there is a very high demand.

From 1st April 2013 Aragon will issue 5 year Fixed Term tenancies to some new tenants. In the first year it is normally an introductory or starter tenancy, which offers a higher level of support to make sure the tenancy starts well. Once this period has been satisfactorily carried out the 5 year fixed term tenancy commences.

All our newly built properties will be let on 'affordable rents'. Usually these are more expensive than the normal social housing rents and are set at 80% of the market rent.

How does it work in Bedfordshire?

Aragon Housing Association works in partnership with the three councils in Bedfordshire (Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton) and bpha, who advertise available properties through the Bedfordshire Homefinder choice based lettings scheme.

How do I apply for social housing in Bedfordshire?

Please see above information regarding changes.

Who to contact if you have a query;

Central Bedfordshire Council if you wish to reside in the Central Bedfordshire area;
Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Chicksands, SG17 5TQ
 
bpha if you wish to reside in the Bedford Borough area;
bpha, Pilgrims House, Horne Lane, Bedford MK40 1NY

 

Luton Borough Council if you wish to reside in the Luton area;

Luton Borough Council, Town Hall, Luton, Beds LU1 2BQ


Please be aware that registering an application does not guarantee re-housing.

 

For more information and housing advice please contact;
Central Bedfordshire Council
bpha
Luton Borough Council 
 

Aragon Housing Association has properties outside Bedfordshire, how do I apply for them?

We have a small number of social housing properties in Milton Keynes and Rushden. You need to talk to the local authority for those areas about applying for them.

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