Generally speaking anyone can apply for Social Housing with a Housing Association who operates within Neath Port Talbot. However, applicants who apply for housing will be expected to meet specific eligibility criteria and each Housing Association sets their own eligibility criteria.
As part of the application process, you can expect to be interviewed by a Housing Officer who will undertake an assessment of your housing needs. Aswell as identifying your choice of area, the type and size of a property you require and any support needs that you may have.
Allocating a home differs between Housing Associations. Some Housing Associations operate a points based lettings system, some allocate properties by date order (as in the date they receive your housing application) and other Association's allocate properties according to an applicants housing need.
It is important to note that waiting lists for housing are commonplace with most Housing Associations and no applicant can be guaranteed a home.
We would suggest you contacting a Housing Association of your choice, direct, either by telephone or by email, in order to establish whether or not you meet their eligibility criteria and to confirm their housing application process. Please note that some applicants will be excluded for example due to their immigration status or their previous tenancy behaviour.