We are committed to building more genuinely affordable homes for local people. Our Local Lettings Policy means council tenants and the family members who live with them have first priority for the new homes we build on their estate.
Between 2018-2022 we will build another 1,900 genuinely affordable homes, including more than 550 new council homes.
However, though we are building the most new council homes in Islington for 30 years, it is very unlikely that you will be offered a council home as there is far more demand than supply.
This is because there are over 14,000 households on our housing register waiting to access social housing. Only a small proportion of our properties become vacant for letting every year. Last year we let only 1,100 properties, housing around 7% of those 14,000 households. Less than half of these properties had more than one bedroom. Regrettably, even people in the greatest need often face a delay of several years before they get housed.
Residents on the housing register have told us that if they knew how unlikely it was that they would be housed, they would have considered other options earlier like moving into private rented accommodation in cheaper areas, downsizing or swapping homes
The housing register
Check if you are eligible and apply to get on the housing register
Bid for housing
Find out more about our choice-based lettings scheme, where you can bid for housing if you have 120 points or more.
Change of circumstances
If you are on the housing register and something has changed, please tell us so we can update your points.
Worried about becoming homeless
Talk to the Housing Aid Team today if you might become homeless. Call us on 020 7527 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Private rented accommodation
If you rent privately you will have a greater number of properties and a wider choice when deciding what type of property you want.
Find out about low cost home ownership options.
Moving home for council tenants
Options for moving elsewhere in Islington or outside the borough
Statistics on council housing
Islington Council provides the government with information and statistics about council housing, which the government publishes online. The council housing information includes details about the housing stock, the waiting list, council and housing association lettings, number of new build affordable housing, number of vacant council properties, average rent levels rent arrears and evictions