We are changing the way people apply for social housing

We want to simplify the way people apply for social housing in the county borough. By social housing, we mean all homes owned and managed by the council and housing associations within the county borough.

We intend to do this by introducing a single point of application (common housing register) and developing a new set of rules to govern how people are selected for available properties (common allocation policy).

Click here for further information about the changes >>

Transforming lives and communities awards >>

Find out more and how to nominate.

Social housing size criteria >>

From April 2013, throughout the country the amount of housing benefit paid to working age tenants who live in Council or Registered Social Landlord (RSL) properties, will be reduced where, according to the new criteria set by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), they have more bedrooms than the family needs.

Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) >>

Find out more about Caerphilly Homes and the council's delivery of the Welsh Housing Quality Standards (WHQS) - transforming homes, lives and communities.

Council housing >>

How to apply for a council house and council housing that is currently available for rent. Advice for current council tenants and leaseholders on transfers, anti-social behaviour, repairs and estate management..

Caerphilly Homes newsletter >>

Here is the latest edition of the Caerphilly Homes newsletter – the NEW newsletter written for council tenants in Caerphilly county borough.

Giving your views >>

Have your say on the decisions that affect you, your homes, and the areas in which you live.

Housing advice >>

Advice and information on the options for preventing homelessness, and how we can help if you lose or are threatened with losing your home. We regularly maintain a list of council and private properties available for rent..

Housing grants >>

These pages provide information on grant assistance available to help homeowners and, in some circumstances, tenants, repair, improve or adapt their homes..

Improvements and repairs >>

Advice and information if repairs or improvement works are needed for your home..

Private housing >>

Advice for private sector tenants, owner occupiers and landlords on housing related matters such as tenancies, welfare benefits, rent and accommodation standards..

Housing strategy >>

Examines the housing policy situation including council housing, housing associations, owner-occupiers and the private rented sector..

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