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Applying for a home

We are no longer a landlord of housing. The stock was transferred to Helena Partnerships, now known as Torus, in 2002. We are still responsible for managing a housing register of people wanting to move to affordable housing and have a legal responsibility to produce an allocations policy.

We have reviewed our Allocations Policy and produced a new version that we are working towards implementing in January 2023.

'Under One Roof' is the organisation that can help residents who want to access social or affordable rented homes. It offers one point of access to most of the rented properties in the borough. If you wish to join the Under One Roof scheme, you will need to complete a membership form and provide certain information such as proof of identification. Once your form has been processed, you will be made a member of the scheme and receive a membership number. Your application will be placed in one of the bands based on your circumstances.

Once you have received your membership number and you know which band you are in, then you can bid for up to three available properties that you are interested in and meet your family's needs.

How do I find out what properties are available?

Available properties will be advertised on the Under One Roof website. An advertisement with the new available properties is released every week.

All the organisations who manage social rented homes in St Helens (Your Housing Group, Riverside, Regenda, Helena Partnerships and others) also advertise a percentage, if not all, of their available properties through Under One Roof, making it the easiest way to find an affordable rented home in St Helens.