Cadwyn does not have its own waiting list – there is one single waiting list in Cardiff for all social housing.  It is administered by the Council who also co-ordinate housing advice and homelessness services. You can apply for social housing on

Social Housing

This website provides extensive information about renting in Cardiff. Supported by the Council and all of the Housing Associations that operate in the city, it gives realistic information about the chances of getting different types of housing in all areas of Cardiff, waiting times and other options.

How to apply

You will be required to attend a Housing Application Interview, where you will be given housing advice based on your needs.

The Housing interview can be conducted in the Cadwyn Office (if you are an existing Cadwyn tenant) with your Neighbourhood officer or in your local hubs.

Please contact Cadwyn on 029 2049 8898 to make an appointment or 029 2053 7131 to make an appointment in the hub.

To find out more information and make a housing application please contact 029 2053 7131 or visit your local hub.

Who can apply?

Anyone aged 16 years or over can apply for housing in Cardiff.  Some applicants may not be allowed onto the waiting list due to:

  • anti-social behaviour
  • immigration status
  • certain criminal convictions

We offer all applicants housing advice to help you decide whether applying to join the common waiting list is the best option, and whether you are likely to be offered a home in the near future.

Finding a Mutual Exchange

Already in social housing and want to find someone to swap with? Most social housing tenants have the right to swap with another.  You can find a swap through FaceBook – like our page and join a group to find thousands of other tenants in Wales looking to swap too.

House Swap Wales

House Swap Wales helps tenants across Wales to swap homes using Facebook. Tenants are able to join the page and post their property ad or explore the page for swaps.

We currently have over 16,000 members actively searching for an exchange, so join today & find your perfect home.


Homeswapper is a quick and easy way to find the right home for you.

With thousands of succesful swaps each and every month, Homeswapper is the UK’s largest community of social housing tenants looking for a home swap.

Simply visit and enter the details of your current home (remember to include Cadwyn as your Housing Association) and you can start searching for a new home.

CanDo Lettings

CanDo Lettings manages property for private landlords and many of them are at affordable rents.

Private Renting

For many people the quickest and easiest option is private renting. You can find more about private renting on

Assisted Home Ownership

If you are a first time buyer working or living in Cardiff and can get a mortgage but can’t a ford a suitable property on the open market, assisted home ownership may be for you. There is more information and eligibility criteria on