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Affordable rents – Reside Housing

Reside is a housing company, wholly owned by Barking and Dagenham Council, set up in 2012. Owning a housing company means that the council can develop and provide affordable housing for rent.

Reside properties are rented out to people who are in employment, but can’t afford to buy or rent privately and have limited access to social housing. Properties are let at 65% to 80% below the market rate.

We are pioneering this new form of affordable housing, providing homes for working people on lower wages, to ensure that no one is left behind in the borough’s regeneration programme.

Visit Reside’s website for more information and registration. Select ‘Property search’ to see details of properties available in the borough. Click ‘Registration’ to complete an online application. We particularly welcome applications from key workers such as teachers and social workers.    Current properties include one and two-bedroom apartments in Weavers Quarter, available for immediate occupation. These apartments come with brand new white goods, carpets throughout, and their own private balcony, and are just five minutes from Barking Town Centre.


Stephen and Kerry's story

Stephen has lived in Barking and Dagenham all his life but when his partner, Kerry, fell pregnant they considered relocating up north where housing is cheaper. However, during their search they discovered Barking and Dagenham Council's affordable housing company, Reside, which offers homes at reduced rent. Within a few weeks they were setting up home in a beautiful new-build apartment just a stone's throw from the house Stephen grew up in. Then they heard about Reside. Barking and Dagenham Council's groundbreaking new scheme gives people who live or work in Barking and Dagenham the chance to rent flats at up to 40% off the market rate.