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Social housing

Who provides social rented homes in Enfield

As of 31 March 2015, there were 19,127 homes within Enfield social rented housing stock. We own 11,136 homes and 7,991 homes are owned by registered social landlords (RSLs). There are different types of social rented homes:

Different types of social rented homes
Type of social rented home Number of Enfield Council owned homes Number of RSL owned homes Total homes of each type
General needs
10,249
6,608
16,857
Sheltered housing for older people
887
667
1,554
Supported housing
N/A
108
108
Temporary accommodation
N/A
608
608
Total
11,136
7,991
19,127

We will nominate applicants from the Housing Register who have enough priority for housing.

Homes owned by us:

  • flats: 7,924 (5,204 are low rise - on the 5th floor or below, and 2,720 are high rise - 6th floor and above)
  • bungalows: 105
  • houses: 3,107
The bedroom size of homes
Studios and 1 bedrooms 2 bedrooms 3 bedrooms 4+ bedrooms
3,808
3,984
3,190
154

Homes owned by RSLs in Enfield 2014/2015

We have 6,512 social rented homes owned by RSLs, excluding sheltered accommodation, supported housing or temporary accommodation. These are:

Size of home owned by RSLs Number of homes owned by RSLs
Studios and 1 bedroom homes
1,596
2-bedroom homes
2,691
3-bedroom homes
1,924
4-bedroom homes
331
5-bedroom homes
30
6-bedroom homes
7
7-bedroom homes
2
8-bedroom homes
0
9-bedroom homes
1

Most of the social rented homes in Enfield by ward

Social rented homes are located throughout the borough. Most social rented homes are located in the eastern side in places like Edmonton, Ponders End and Southbury. The table below shows each Enfield ward and the location of Enfield Council and RSL owned housing:

Ward Number of Enfield Council-owned homes in Enfield wards Number of RSL-owned homes in Enfield wards
Bowes
109
569
Bush Hill Park
124
93
Chase
848
419
Cockfosters
524
85
Edmonton Green
1,219
1,770
Enfield Highway
910
392
Enfield Lock
516
1,158
Grange
89
14
Haselbury
593
266
Highlands
225
177
Jubilee
397
275
Lower Edmonton
598
1,218
Palmers Green
165
202
Ponders End
870
624
Southbury
992
206
Southgate
157
405
Southgate Green
457
128
Town
200
207
Turkey Street
780
509
Upper Edmonton
755
N/A
Winchmore Hill
136
123
Broxbourne
330
N/A
Hertsmere
142
N/A

Social rented homes let over the last five years

The table below shows the number of social rented homes let over the last five years:

Year Total number of homes owned by Enfield Council let Total number of homes owned by Registered Social Landlord let Total number of all homes let
2010/11
595
275
870
2011/12
586
298
884
2012/13
485
208
693
2013/14
497
194
691
2014/15
441
188
629

We have a shortage of family-sized homes. The table shows how many homes of different sizes were let over the last two years:

Size of home 2013/14 2014/15
1-bedroom/studio homes
218
216
1-bedroom sheltered homes for older people
92
81
2-bedroom homes
238
216
Homes with 3 or more bedrooms
143
116
Total homes let
691
629

Newly built homes let 2012/13 2013/14
Total number of homes let which were newly built
103
83