Applying for a council property Homes are allocated on the basis of housing need, length of time on the register and choice of area and property type. Croydon Affordable Homes In order to make renting in Croydon more affordable, Croydon Council have set up a charitable partnership to deliver affordable properties to rent in the borough. Affordable home ownership Buying your own home may be easier than you think. Various schemes are available to help first-time buyers enter the housing market. Finding your own rented property There is a shortage of council and housing association homes in the borough. You will need to consider a home in the private rented sector. I am aged between 16 and 21 Housing information and advice for people aged between 16 and 21. Croydon housing allocations scheme Our housing allocations policy explains how we decide who to offer social housing. Housing in Croydon Information on the housing situation in Croydon including options and support available to you.