Cambridge Housing Authority
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.
Social Housing Options
There is a significant shortage of social housing in Cambridge, particularly for people under 60 years of age. By registering via Home-Link you will see the range of housing options and be able to better understand what sort of home will be right for your circumstances, including the options of renting privately or shared ownership.