Demand for council and housing association properties far outstrips supply. Very few people who apply for housing will be successful. Therefore, you will need to consider al other housing options. This page outlines some of them.
Do you need to find somewhere to live
Use the self help tool to see what options are available to you. When you are finished, you will have a plan which tells you what to do next. To get started you will need the following information for you and anyone with whom you will be living.
- Details of any salaries
- Details of any benefits
- Details of any savings
It should take around 15 minutes to complete.
If you are fleeing domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking or harassment, please ring the Family Justice Centre on 020 8688 0100 immediately.
Waiting a long time to be housed?
When you place a bid on Croydonchoice, if you are not at the top of the bid list, we would encourage you to search for a new home in the private rented market, according to one internet website there are currently over 1,250 privately rented homes available in Croydon.
For more information on finding your new home in the private rented market click on https://www.croydon.gov.uk/housing/optadv/findhm/findahome
Find a home pack
If you are looking for a home in Croydon, our 'Find a home' pack could help. It contains information on:
- accommodation agents in the Croydon area
- hostels - information about general and specialist hostels and how to access them
- help for 14-21 year-olds
- advice and support agencies
- money advice and how to find a deposit
- dealing with mortgage arrears
- advice on claiming housing benefit and welfare benefit
- dealing with landlord harassment and disrepair
- low-cost home ownership schemes.
Homefinder UK is a national housing mobility scheme that offers housing opportunities to social tenants and households who have been placed in temporary accommodation by local authorities.
By working in partnership with social landlords Homefinder helps households who want or need to move to find a home that better matches their household size and personal and financial circumstances.
Properties are made available by landlords and advertised on the Homefinder website. They also offer mutual exchanges through House Exchange and access to the government's Homeswap Direct service. By registering on Homefinder UK households are able to see all immediately available homes and mutual exchanges in the areas they wish to live in. Households who need to relocate because of the welfare reforms may find that housing opportunities in other parts of the country are greater than in their current location.