Our affordable, shared accommodation is available exclusively for people who are in need of a home. 

As part of Cambridge City Council, we know that there are a large number of people who are facing homelessness (because of a relationship breakdown or because their landlord has increased their rent) who just need a roof over their head. With this in mind, we procure and manage accommodation exclusively for people in housing need.

We manage shared accommodation in Cambridge City and the surrounding areas. Our accommodation is:

  • Good quality – we check all accommodation to make sure it is suitable for people to share – we work with landlords to make sure any problems are resolved both before and during the tenancy;
  • Affordable – the majority of our accommodation falls within “Local Housing Allowance” rates, so it’s affordable even if you’re on benefits;
  • Well-managed – we have a dedicated team who can help you settle into your tenancy and support you if issues arise.

Please note that we do not take direct applications – all tenants are referred to Town Hall Lettings through a housing adviser at a local council. In order to apply, you need to:

  • be single and aged over 18
  • be homeless or at risk of homelessness;
  • have “low support needs” – so, you would be able to manage a tenancy in a shared house independently;
  • not be in ‘priority need’ for re-housing (ask a housing adviser to explain this)
  • have a ‘local connection‘ to Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire or  Huntingdonshire;
  • be in work or actively claiming benefits.

If you’re interested in applying, visit the Cambridge City Council web page or speak to a housing adviser at your local council (Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire or  Huntingdonshire). Please note that demand for properties is high – however, an adviser will be able to talk you through alternative accommodation if we can’t house you.