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Council and housing association properties

You must register with the Home-Link website to apply for council or housing association housing in Cambridge. If you can't complete an online form, call 01223 457917 for advice.

Home-Link is a choice based lettings (CBL) scheme. After you join, you can see available homes and place bids for them. 

Already have a Home-Link account?

  • If you already have a Home-Link account, see our webpage Managing your account to download forms, find out how to log in, bid, provide proofs and tell us about changes of circumstances.

What you need to know before you first apply

Register via the Home-Link website

A range of housing options

There's a significant shortage of social housing in Cambridge, particularly for people below 60 years of age.

Home-Link looks at a range of housing options. The registration process begins with an enhanced housing options assessment. This will help you to understand what may be appropriate for you, including the possibility of private renting or low cost home ownership.

Please note that this is not a ‘personalised housing plan’ within the meaning of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. If you are eligible and homeless, or threatened with homelessness within the next 56 days, you could be entitled to a personalised housing plan. Visit our help for homeless people page to find out more.

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