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Other housing options

Not everyone who applies for social housing is going to be successful and those in lower housing need, who have less priority, will wait a long time. Below are some alternative housing options which you may wish to consider.

Swapping

If you are an existing social housing tenant, you can apply to swap your home with another social housing tenant, so long as it meets a set of qualifying criteria.

For information about the qualifying criteria, and to register your details visit www.homeswapper.co.uk.

Renting privately

Privately rented accommodation provides valuable solutions for people with a variety of housing needs. North Hertfordshire District Council can help customers find out more about these properties. You may be able to claim Housing Benefit to help towards the cost of the rent, depending on your circumstances. Please contact them and ask to speak to a Housing Benefit adviser, with details of your income.