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Applying for housing

Who can apply, how to apply and how we allocate housing in Cardiff.

Living in a council property

Pay your rent, the housing exchange scheme and what support is available.

Private housing

Advice on renting in the private sector, finding an accredited landlord and arranging immigration inspections.

Homeless or at risk

What to do if you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Housing Benefit

Find out if you are entitled to Housing Benefit and how to apply. Information about Local Housing Allowance, overpayments, and Discretionary Housing Payments.

​Independent Living Services​

A wide range of support services to help adults live as independently as possible. 

Tenant support

How we can help vulnerable tenants across all tenancies in Cardiff.

Cardiff Living​

Find out about our 10 year new build housing programme​.

Assisted Home Ownership

Helping first time buyers to get on the property ladder.


Gypsy and traveller sites

How to find a site and apply for a pitch.

Sheltered housing

How to find sheltered accommodation in Cardiff and where to go for advice.

Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS)

The Standard was developed by the Welsh Government to provide a common target standard for the condition of all housing in Wales.


Advice if you have bought a leasehold property either under the Government’s “Right to Buy” scheme or from an existing leaseholder.

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