Housing associations and co-operatives
This section provides information on Housing associations, housing trusts and housing co-ops. This includes what their roles are and how to apply for properties.
Housing associations and trusts are independent 'registered social landlords' not private landlords. They provide housing in a very similar way to the council and are non-profit making.
A housing co-operative (co-op) is a group of people who jointly own, manage and control their homes. You can ask to be nominated for co-op housing if you are a council tenant and apply for a transer or if you are on our housing register.