Further to recent updates Hampshire Home Choice has reviewed the way in which social housing is allocated following a change in the law. The introduction of the Localism Act 2011 gives Councils the freedom to better manage their waiting lists and determine priorities for allocating social housing.
All new applications and where there is a change of circumstances to an existing application will be assessed in accordance with the new policy from the 22nd April 2013.
Click here for full details of the revised Hampshire Home Choice Allocations Framework.
RADIAN TENANTS - THE Help2Move Scheme
Help2Move is for Radian tenants who are living in a family sized property and want to move into a smaller home with fewer bedrooms.
Click here for further details.
Hampshire Home Choice is managed by East Hampshire District Council, Havant Borough Council, Test Valley Borough Council and Winchester City Council and advertises all social housing in the four Council areas.
Hampshire Home Choice aims to give applicants a choice in deciding where they wish to live. However, applicants who have deliberately worsened their circumstances or, there has been unacceptable behaviour or applicants with outstanding debts or, who are offered but regularly refuse properties may have their application suspended.
Registered Providers (RPs) and Winchester City Council properties that are available for renting are advertised each week. Once you have an application registered with Hampshire Home Choice it will become your responsibility to bid for properties in which you are interested. You may only bid for a property once your application has been accepted onto the Hampshire Home Choice Housing Register. Please click on How to Use the Service for more details including a step-by-step guide.
You should only bid for properties in places where you definitely wish to live so please take this into account before making a bid. Properties are advertised from 00.01 Wednesday until 23.59 Sunday each week during which you may make bids. You can use Hampshire Home Choice to:
Further information about Hampshire Home Choice can be found in "Who can use the service", "Frequently asked Questions and Answers" and the Hampshire Home Choice Scheme Guide. If you would like assistance on how to use Hampshire Home Choice, please contact your local housing service. For details on how to contact us and our opening hours, click on How to Contact Us.
If you are currently registered on Hampshire Home Choice and your circumstances have changed, please download, complete and return the Change of Circumstances Form to the local authority you are registered with.
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