Renting a home from the Council or Housing Associations

We work together with Housing Associations to provide affordable and secure accommodation. 

We operate the Oxford Register for Affordable Housing on behalf of this partnership. For more information visit the Affordable Housing Register page.

Properties owned by the Council or the partner Housing Associations are let through the Housing Register but there are only a limited number of vacancies each year.

There are not enough social housing properties in Oxford to house all those approaching the Council for housing assistance. The majority of households are unlikely to receive an offer of housing, even if they are included on the Housing Register, and they should consider other housing options instead.

Flats and housing for older people are easier to obtain than family housing.

We use a banding scheme to prioritise our offers of housing to those with the greatest need first. The Allocations Scheme is the policy the Council uses to allocate social housing in Oxford and to prioritise those in housing need on the Oxford Register for Affordable Housing for offers of housing.

Properties are let through our Choice Based Lettings scheme.