Housing Options - Council and Housing Association Accommodation
Wrexham County Borough Council and the Housing Associations own and manage a range of properties within the Wrexham area.
Demand for accommodation is high and the number of people applying for and waiting for social housing far exceeds the number of properties that become vacant each year.
Think you might have to wait too long? You could also think about other housing options -
I have applied - how long will I have to wait?
People are often surprised at how few properties the Council and Housing Associations now have and how long the waiting list is. The area information provides details to help people who have applied for housing decide whether renting from the Council/Housing Associations is right for them at the moment. This includes details of:
- Where the Council and Housing Associations have properties
- The number of lettings made in the various areas of Wrexham
- The number of applicants waiting to be housed
Have a look at the information to help you decide what you want to do.
How do I apply?
The Council and each of the housing associations have their own application process and waiting lists.
Wrexham County Borough Council - to apply for Council housing you must complete a housing application form, for more information visit the Council website.
Clwyd Alyn Housing Association - request an application form by phoning their Contact Centre on 0800 1835757 or 01745 536800.
Cymdeithas Tai Clwyd – you need to complete an application form which can be downloaded from their website, or telephone 0345 230 3140.
Wales and West Housing Association – applications are made by phoning the Customer Services centre on 0800 052 2526 and ask to speak to the Housing Options Team.
You can use the area information to get an idea of the availability of properties in different areas of Wrexham.
The area information also provide details at a glance including availability of private rented sector properties which may be more suitable for you depending on where you want to live. If you are interested, you can find out more about buying a property through Assisted Home Ownership Schemes
Housing Associations are required by the Welsh Assembly Government to help the Council find accommodation for those in need. They must ask the Council to provide names, i.e "nominees" for at least 50% of their properties that become empty. Wrexham County Borough Council is able to nominate applicants from its own housing waiting list to Housing Associations with properties in the borough.
If you become a Housing Association tenant, your tenancy will be very similar to a Council tenancy although your rights will be slightly different. Rents are affordable and you can claim housing benefit if you have a low income.
If you are on the Wrexham County Borough Council's waiting list and you want to be considered for a nomination, you should answer "Yes" to question on page 12 of the Council's Housing Applicantion Form.
Housing for Older People
For information about the housing options available for older people in Wrexham, click here.
Are you an existing Council or Housing Association Tenant?
Existing Council and Housing Association tenants who want to move can apply for an exchange or transfer.
You can use the Homeswapper website to find a suitable exchange either in Wrexham or elsewhere.
Registration is free for Wrexham County Borough Council and most Housing Association tenants. You can choose to be advised of suitable matches by text, email or letter - whichever suits you.