There are over 4,400 social rented properties provided by Housing Associations within the Forest of Dean. Details of what's currently available and the application procedure can be found in this section.
New planning policies implemented by the Council have resulted in an increase in the number of social rented homes being built across the District, for which applicants apply via Gloucestershire Homeseeker.
There are many new housing developments within the Forest of Dean that contain affordable rented properties.
Rental Properties Under Construction
To be nominated for one of these properties, you must be on the Council's housing register via Gloucestershire Homeseeker. Gloucestershire Homeseeker is Gloucestershire county's choice based lettings system for letting social housing. It is a partnership formed between all six local Councils in Gloucestershire and many of the Housing Associations and social landlords (who are known as Registered Providers). To register with Gloucestershire Homeseeker please use the following link Gloucestershire Homeseeker and complete the online registration form.
If you cannot afford to purchase a property or are finding it hard to get a deposit for a property, South West Homes have a Rent to HomeBuy scheme, allowing you to rent a property and purchase it at a later date.