You can rent a new build home at 80% (or less) of typical market rents.
Homes are available through housing associations on an assured shorthold tenancy, for a minimum initial period of six months. This is reviewed regularly.
Some housing associations that let properties through this scheme also offer an option to buy a share in the property on a Shared Ownership basis at a later date. Some housing associations may ask you to agree to purchase the property after a pre-defined rental period. This is called Rent to Buy.