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Renting social housing

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The Welsh Government established a Task and Finish Group in July 2013 to consider the effects of changes to the welfare system on the social rented sector.
Latest information on how we are improving the law for renting homes.

Local authorities and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), or housing associations are also known as ‘social landlords’.

They are different from other landlords as they are not for profit organisations whose principal objective is to meet housing need.

How social housing is allocated is decided at a local level to meet the needs of the area. We provide guidance for local authorities for their housing allocation policies. They are encouraged to develop their policies in consultation with their partners and with the local community.

Under the Regulatory Framework for Housing Associations Registered in Wales, which was published in December 2011, RSLs should make sure they let homes in a fair, transparent and effective way. Their work should also support the local authority to meet its strategic housing role.