What is a housing association?
Housing associations, also known as Registered Social Landlords, own more than a quarter of social housing in Royal Greenwich - that's more than 10,000 homes.
From 2008 to 2011, the National Affordable Housing Programme (NAHP) funded over 3,000 new affordable homes.
Most empty housing association homes are let through Greenwich Homes to people on the housing register.
When you apply to join the housing register, the application form asks if you will consider a housing association home. If you say yes, you will have better choice and more chance of being housed.
Low-cost home ownership
Some housing associations also provide low-cost home ownership schemes. This means you can buy a share in a home and pay rent on the rest.
Go to the First Steps website to find out more.
Local housing associations
Major housing associations in Royal Greenwich include:
- ASRA Housing Association
- Sanctuary Housing
- Gallions Housing Association
- Housing for Women
- Hyde Housing
- Family Mosaic
- London and Quadrant (L&Q)
- New World Housing Association
- Southern Housing Group
- Southwark and London Diocesan Housing Association.
You can find out more and view contact details for these housing associations by visiting their websites.