Aspire Housing has nearly 9,000 properties within Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke-on-Trent and Cheshire available as social rented housing.

We run a choice-based lettings scheme, meaning you can search for and bid on available properties. In order to increase your chances, you’ll need to register with two websites. Once registered you can then bid for the property you want and if successful we’ll invite you to view the property.

25% of our affordable homes are advertised via Homehunt along with other housing providers.

75% of our affordable homes are advertised via HomesDirect, a service managed by Midland Heart.

We also recommend that you register with the council approved scheme that operates in the area where you want to live.



Crewe, Alsager, Middlewich and Congleton


Please note the above approved council scheme have their own priority system so ensure you visit their websites before you apply to see how your application will be prioritised.

How do I apply for a home?

Firstly you must be registered with Each advertised property has a closing date and you must apply before this date. To bid, you follow the on-screen instructions. Each landlord partner has rules about whom they allow to apply for which homes they have available; these rules will be set out on each individual advert and you will only be able to bid upon those homes where you meet the criteria.

Who can apply?

To apply to join the Housing Register you must be over 18 years of age.

You will need to complete an application on-line using the links above. The application enables you to apply for housing association rented homes, homes for shared ownership and homes for sale.

Anyone aged 16 or over can register. All you need to do is click register now and complete the registration. Once registered you can start bidding on properties. Please note that this does not mean you will be offered a home but you will be shortlisted for consideration.

What do I need to register?

Our registration form will ask you about yourself, where you live and who you live with. To register you will need to provide:

  • An email address
  • Your address history over the past five years
  • Information on any medical conditions or disabilities

You will also need to think of a memorable password which includes a mixture of letters and numbers to make it safe. It is also useful to have your national insurance number but don’t worry if you don’t know it as this is not essential.