Affordable housing

How to apply for affordable housing buying or renting, affordable housing grants, our grants policy and information on custom and self build homes.

Affordable housing is just like any other housing except that it is bought or rented at below market prices.

We work closely with housing developers, Housing Associations, landowners, Parish Councils, local communities, and funding agencies, such as the Homes England, to bring forward new affordable homes.

To help with this we have an Affordable Grants Policy. To quality you must be a registered provider of affordable housing or a community land trust.

Affordable Housing Grants Policy (PDF , 1.1MB)

This grant is dependable on our having the resources in any given year.

To apply for this funding contact Housing Development and Enabling:


Telephone: 01768 212 264

Alternative Telephone: 0300 373 3300

Address: Westmorland and Furness Council, Mansion House, Friargate, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG

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