Housing associations are now known as registered providers. Registered providers are independent housing organisations registered with the Homes and Communities Agency under the Housing Act 1996.
Most are housing associations, but there are also trusts, co-operatives and companies. Registered providers give access to a range of rented homes including houses, flats and bungalows to suit the needs of the individual.
Council housing in the following former districts is now provided by registered providers:
The following registered providers provide social housing for rent across County Durham:
For further information about these organisations, please contact them directly using the contacts on their websites. If there is no website provided, the contact details are listed on this page.
Some of the registered providers listed above have signed up to the Durham Key Options nominations agreement, which means that 50% of their empty properties are advertised through the Durham Key Options, Choice Based Lettings Scheme.