Affordable housing is a term used to describe homes which are provided at below market prices to households who cannot afford to buy or rent a home which meets their needs on the open market. The main forms of affordable housing are social rent, affordable rent, and intermediate housing for sale.

Downloadable guide to Affordable Housing

This Guide to Affordable Housing has been produced for District Councillors, Parish Councillors, voluntary organisations and anyone with an interest in how affordable housing is delivered.

In Part One, the guide provides information on what affordable housing is, how the need for affordable housing is identified, and how it is provided and managed.  The guide also explains how local members and parish councils will be involved in the process of delivering more affordable housing to meet the identified housing need.  In Part Two, there is a step-by-step guide to the process of providing affordable homes.

Download Affordable Housing guide