Housing Associations provide accommodation for a lower rent than private landlords. If you cannot afford to either purchase your own home or to rent privately, a housing association may be able to assist.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and its housing partners - Cynon Taf Community Housing Group, Hafod, Newydd, RCT Homes, Rhondda and Wales & West Housing Associations have introduced a new way of allocating their properties from 1st October 2012.
From October, your application will be placed into a Band based on your housing need, rather than being assessed under the current points based system.
Your application will be awarded a Band and will be placed into the relevant Band in date order, this means that no-one should jump above you within the Band and your position on the waiting list should not change.
Properties will be allocated to the applicant at the top of the Band who has been waiting the longest. By changing the system we aim to make the way that we assess your application more transparent, easier to understand and fairer.
Even if you were already on the waiting list of the Common Housing Register for the points based system, you will still need to re-register your application for the new on line system.
If you are a current Cynon Taf Community Housing Group or Rhondda Housing Association tenant and you have completed an application to transfer from your current property or if you have applied to the waiting list for Wales & West Housing you will also need to re-register your application via the on-line system.
If you don’t have access to your own computer to register your on-line application a member of staff from the Housing Solutions Team can help you, for assistance please telephone 01443 485515 and a trained member of staff will complete the application with you over the telephone. Alternatively you can access a computer at your local library (you may need to make an appointment at busy times).
It is important to re-register your application before 1st April 2013 as you will keep your current application date. If you do not register before April you will loose your current application date and you will have to start your application waiting time again.
This website offers guidance on affordable, private rented and open market accommodation in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and its’ Housing Association Partners Cynon Taf Community Housing Group, Hafod, Newydd, RCT Homes, Rhondda and Wales & West Housing Associations will be introducing a new way of allocating their properties from 1st October 2012.