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Social housing

Social rented sector housing

Social housing is accommodation which people on low incomes can afford to live in. It is different to privately rented housing.

There are rules about who is able to apply for social housing, and accommodation is usually allocated to households based on their level of need. This doesn't happen with privately rented accommodation.

Social housing is sometimes also known as 'council housing'. However, in Middlesbrough, the council doesn't provide any social housing; it is all owned and managed by registered providers (often called housing associations).

Housing associations are independent, not-for-profit organisations, which means that any surplus money they make must be invested back into maintaining existing homes and helping to pay for new ones. Housing associations are regulated and funded by the Homes and Communities Agency, which is responsible for the construction of new social housing.

Supported living accommodation

Thirteen owns and manages a number of extra care and sheltered housing schemes which offer specialist support, allowing older and vulnerable people to live independently for longer. Read more about supported living with Thirteen.

Get social housing in Middlesbrough

The majority of local social housing vacancies are advertised by Compass. Details of how to apply for social housing are available on their website.

Below is a list of providers who let at least half of their properties through Compass:

Provider Contact details Number of properties

Accent Foundation

Address: 202 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3QW
Phone: 0845 678 0573
Website: www.accentgroup.org
All

Affinity Sutton

Phone: 0845 217 8601
Website: www.affinitysutton.com
Half

Anchor (housing for older people)

Phone: 0845 140 2020
Website: www.anchor.org.uk
Half

Guinness Northern Counties

Address: 1 Tudor Court, The Greenway, Thorntree, Middlesbrough, TS3 9PZ
Phone: 0845 6059000
Website: www.guinnesspartnership.com
Half

Habinteg Housing Association

Phone: 01274 853160
Website: www.habinteg.org.uk
Half

Hanover Housing Association

Phone: 01274 599686
Website: www.hanover.org.uk
Half

Home Group

Phone: 08456 063030
Website: www.homegroup.org.uk
All

Housing 21

Phone: 08701 924791
Website: www.housing21.co.uk
Half

Places for People

Phone: 01325 744109
Website: www.placesforpeople.co.uk
Half

Thirteen

Address: Rivers House, 63 North Ormesby Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AF
Phone: 08000 461600
Website: www.thirteengroup.co.uk
All