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Homechoice - applying for a home
Many people are looking for a home in Eastleigh and may have to
wait several years before being successful. Hampshire Home
Choice is the name of the housing register for the allocation
of social housing for the Borough of Eastleigh. Anybody wanting to
move to or within social housing in Eastleigh must be registered on
Hampshire Home Choice. It may never be possible for people with
minor housing problems to obtain a housing association home, so we
offer a 'housing options' service based at the Eastleigh Civic
Offices to help you to consider what else you can do.
How to register
From 26 February 2014, all housing association vacancies in the
Borough will be advertised and let through the
Hampshire Homechoice Housing Register . Apply here if you
wish to join the register. You can also bid for properties here
once your application has been registered and accepted.
housing is designed for older residents and managed in a way that
provides peace of mind, with an alarm system and the services of a
scheme manager, who often lives 'off site'. If you would like to be
considered for sheltered housing you
should complete the Hampshire Home Choice Housing
Register form which covers most of the sheltered housing in
the Borough. There are a small number of housing
associations who have their own waiting lists and we can give
information on these if you would like to contact us.
Most housing association websites have pages which explain more
about sheltered housing.
First Wessex website
Extra Care schemes are for frailer residents and have on site
staff. Further information regarding all the schemes in the
Borough can be found in the
Already a tenant? Transfers
If you are a tenant of one of the housing associations in the
Eastleigh Borough area you may be eligible for a transfer to a
larger or smaller property in the Borough. If you want
further information on your eligibility for a transfer you should
contact your landlord.
Already a housing association tenant? Mutual exchanges
In some cases, tenants of local authorities
and housing associations have a right to 'mutually exchange'.
This means that they can 'swap' their property with somebody
else. We are really keen to encourage people with a spare
room to exchange with overcrowded families.
You can register on line at www.homeswapper.co.uk.
Your landlord who will give you further advice such as what homes
you can and cannot be exchanged to and what the risks are.
You have a right to question
the band in which you are placed on the Hampshire Home Choice
Housing Register. www.hampshirehomechoice.org.uk
Allocations Policy tells you how to do this.
More information about Homechoice
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