Affordable housing

What is affordable housing?

Affordable housing helps people who are unable to afford to buy on the open market or to rent private housing. Affordable housing is sometimes called ‘social housing’.

This includes homes for rent and for Shared Ownership (part rent, part buy).

Working in partnership

We work with partner housing associations to meet the need for affordable housing in the city through the Southampton Affordable Housing Partnership (SAHP).

The current partnership consists of the council and the following housing associations. 

The SAHP strives to provide the equivalent of one new affordable home each day of the year.

  • Aster Housing Group
  • Radian 
  • Stonewater 
  • Sovereign Housing Association

The types of housing available in Southampton