People seeking council or housing association properties to rent in Cambridge can register with the Home-Link website. Once you have registered (the online form takes about 30 minutes to complete) you can see all the available homes and place bids for them.  Cambridge City Council have a documented lettings policy that explains how they allocate housing and some areas also have a Local Lettings Plan which can affect who is offered a property. However, all applicants must have  local connection to Cambridge to be offered a home to rent.