Housing associations (HAs) within North Somerset
provide affordable homes to people in housing need.
In February 2006 we transferred our housing stock to
Homes (formerly NSHousing), following a large scale voluntary
Also known as registered social landlords (RSLs), HAs are
non-profit making organisations who work in partnership
with us to provide affordable housing.
They provide homes for people who we nominate for housing
through our Housing Needs Register or those from their own
They develop a wide range of accommodation with some
specialising in supported housing
while others provide homes for older people or
families usually for rent or shared ownership.
They do this by putting forward proposals for identified
development sites and responding to requests for certain
types of housing in particular areas.
However, we decide which projects will fulfil the
identified housing need.
HAs fund their projects using their own funds or via
the Homes and
National Affordable Housing Programme.
Any proposal must be supported by our Strategic
Housing Service and meet
our North Somerset Housing
Strategy and Regional Housing Strategy objectives.
A list of HAs are available from the