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Cumbria ChoiceHousing Associations and councils advertise their properties through the Cumbria Choice website External website where you can join the register and search for social housing.

About Cumbria Choice

The six Cumbrian Local Authorities and eight housing organisations have worked together to develop a new way of letting their properties which will give more choice to local people needing social rented housing. The eight housing organisations are: Castles and Coasts; Eden Housing; Home Housing; Impact Housing; Accent Housing; Riverside; Two Castles, South Lakes Arms Length Management Organisation.  

Allerdale Borough Council no longer possesses any housing stock but retains an interest through its homelessness duty. Whilst the new scheme will not increase the number of homes available, Cumbria Choice provides a more transparent way of letting homes, as well as giving people more choice where they would prefer to live.

Under choice based lettings customers only need to complete one application form to access the properties of all the providers, with the exception of Westfield Housing association who are not currently a partner in the scheme.

Housing associations advertise their properties through the scheme and customers can then choose the homes for which they want to be considered. The scheme works on a banding system. Priority will still be given to those with a local connection. However 10% of properties will be made available to people to move across Local Authority areas.

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Contact us

0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ