If you are aged 16 or 17, you will need a guarantor to allow you to hold a tenancy. However, you can apply to be on our housing waiting list up to six months before your 18th birthday. You will be awarded priority banding based on your housing situation and we will work closely with Staffordshire County Council regarding a tenancy support plan to provide you with the best possible start to your first tenancy.
Choices made around housing for young people can have long-term impacts on your ability to find accommodation later in life, for example if you fall behind on your rent payments or lose accommodation due to problems with friends causing noise and nuisance. It is important that Staffordshire County Council, the Housing team and any provider of housing works closely together to help you with your first tenancy.
Support is often available, so it is important that you ask for help. Your personal advisor or housing provider or our Housing Team can be a point of contact.
You can register directly for social housing with Homes Plus, who own the majority of the housing stock in the District.