We are committed to developing more homes for social rent and aim to build 500 new council homes over the next four years. However, only a small proportion of properties become vacant for letting every year.
Last year we let only 1,250 properties, housing around 7% of the 18,000 households on our housing register. 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.
People on the housing register have told us that if they knew how unlikely it is that they would be housed, they would have be considered other options earlier like moving into private rented accommodation in cheaper areas.
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
Help for victims and resources for professionals