Your Housing Options
Whether you want to stay in your current home or need to find a new one, the City and County of Swansea is committed to helping you.
Due to the shortage of council and housing association accommodation, we cannot offer a new home to everyone who applies to the Council to go on our housing needs register (housing list) .
Therefore we have brought together a wide range of housing options for you to consider, whether you do want to apply for housing, want to look into renting privately or need help and support. Please use the links or the left or below to find out more.
If you have no accommodation available to you or you are likely to lose your accommodation, you should contact our Housing Options team as soon as possible.
How can Housing Options help you?
Housing Options is the Council's Housing Advice Service and has been open since 1992.
We currently provide the following services:
Office Opening Hours
Monday 10.00am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 10.00am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 4.30pm
Thursday 10.00am - 4.30pm
Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Housing Options has level front access, disabled toilets, access to translation services through thebigword service and a loop system fitted for people who have hearing difficulties.
If you have no accommodation available to you, or you are likely to lose your accommodation you should contact Housing Options as soon as possible.
We aim to prevent homelessness whenever possible. We can do this by helping you to stay where you are in the long term or by helping you stay where you are until you are able to find somewhere else to live.
Local Authority housing or council housing is long term, low rent accommodation.
Housing Associations are social landlords similar to the Council and offer homes on a long term and relatively low cost basis in many areas throughout Swansea.
The demand for council and housing association accommodation is high and waiting times for accommodation in many areas is extremely long. You should therefore also consider renting in the private sector as an option.
If you need a fairly high level of support in order to live in your own property then you may find supported housing is more suitable for you than living on your own for the time being.
Owning your own home gives you more security and stronger rights than rented accommodation but it is a big financial commitment.
The ADAPT Project is a partnership of local housing providers in Swansea and simplifies the process of applying for an adapted home.
Swansea's Landlord Services can provide a furnished property to council tenants at the start of their tenancy.
Sheltered housing provides tenants with a self contained property with the benefit of a dedicated warden.
If you are already a Council or Housing Association tenant and want to move you should consider applying for a mutual exchange.
If you think that you may be at risk of losing your accommodation or currently have no where to live, you should arrange to see an adviser at Housing Options for an 'Options Interview'.
Housing Options is part of the Council. We can provide free housing and debt advice to anybody who needs it.
You may want to move to another area outside Swansea.
You may find that hostel accommodation is your only option. Hostels provide accommodation and support workers will help you to find permanent accommodation.
If we have all the information we need, your application will usually be assessed within 6 weeks.