We allocate social housing to people with the most urgent housing need. For example, priority is given to:
- those faced with an emergency
- people with a severe disability or medical need
- those who are homeless
Read how we allocate social housing as set out in Bedford Borough's allocation scheme (PDF).
Social housing and the housing register
Please be aware the demand for affordable social housing in Bedford Borough is very high. There is a limited supply.
Social housing is not always the right option for everyone. We recommend you talk to our Housing Assessment and Advice team before you apply.
To find out more:
- call us on 01234 718058. Lines are open: Monday to Thursday 8:45am to 5:15pm and Fridays 8:45am to 5pm
- go to the social housing register on My Home Options Choice Based Letting
Not all housing association properties will be advertised on the housing register. They may be allocated via their own waiting lists. To find out more visit:
Housing options for older people
You may want to consider home and housing options for older people.
For people over 55, the following housing associations provide housing in Bedford Borough. These also include warden controlled and sheltered schemes: