If you need an affordable home, then you are likely looking for the best housing associations in Bradford. The area is home to several housing associations, including Accent Housing (that’s us!).
Accent Housing has a wide range of homes across Bradford. In this article, we’re going to outline how you can get a home through a housing association in Bradford.
Can I Apply Directly To Housing Associations In Bradford?
In many areas, you can only apply for a housing association property by going through the local council. But in Bradford, you can apply directly to a housing association. With Accent Housing, you apply directly to us for properties in Bradford. Applying couldn’t be simpler thanks to Let’s Move, our new online application system.
You can create an account by entering a few simple details, such as your name, date of birth and email address. Once your account has been verified, you can log into Let’s Move and browse our properties available in Bradford. You can also set up ‘Property Alerts’ for homes that are suitable for you.
Types Of Housing Association Homes In Bradford
There is a wide range of housing association homes available in Bradford. This includes:
- One and two-bedroom flats suitable for single applicants, couples and small families (two bed only)
- Sheltered accommodation suitable for single applicants and couples over the age of 55
- Two and three-bedroom homes suitable for families.
The wide range of sheltered housing in Bradford provides excellent homes for the over 55’s. The flats and apartments benefit from a fitted kitchen, a double bedroom, spacious living area, accessible bathrooms, gas central heating, UPVC windows and emergency pull cords.
Most of them feature well-landscaped communal gardens, onsite parking and other communal areas, such as a lounge and laundry room. They provide an excellent sense of community and the friendly Scheme Manager is always on hand to help.
Some people choose to move there due to the affordability, sense of security and extra support. Other’s move to sheltered housing when their current home is no longer suitable, even with adaptations. You can view Accent’s range of sheltered accommodation in Bradford here.
Family homes in Bradford are not always easy to come across and you may be waiting a while before you find your perfect home. But Accent Housing are always working hard to provide more affordable family homes across England. For example, there are 48 brand new Accent Housing family homes currently being developed in Eccleshill, Bradford as part of a huge housing development.
How Do I Find An Affordable Home In Bradford?
That’s easy! Head to the Accent Housing Search Function and you can start browsing for homes in the Bradford area. If you see a suitable property, you can apply for it via Let’s Move.
Alternatively, you can reach out to the local authority in Bradford and join their housing register. Bear in mind, local authorities are usually stricter on who is eligible for their available housing as they have to give priority to those in need.
About Accent Housing
At Accent Housing, we have been providing affordable, quality homes to a diverse range of people since 1966. We have more than 20,000 homes across the North, East and South of England and we aim to improve the lives of our 41,000+ residents.
Aside from providing excellent homes to rent in Bradford, we also help people make their homeownership dreams come true. Our dedicated property sales team Homemade has helped hundreds of people buy their housing association home through shared ownership.
Shared Ownership is a government Help To Buy scheme, which allows people on a low income to buy shares in their home and pay subsidised rent on the remaining shares. Once someone has purchased a percentage of their home, they can then increase the shares they have in the property through a process known as staircasing.
Homemade Homes offers a variety of new and resale homes. If you are considering buying a home in Bradford through shared ownership, Accent Housing’s dedicated team will be able to help.
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We have a wide range of properties available, including houses, apartments, bungalows, and sheltered housing (independent living accommodation) for the over 55's, available directly through Accent Housing.