If you need housing advice, are at risk of homelessness or are homeless and have nowhere to stay please contact your local Housing Service. The Housing Service will assess your situation and give you free confidential advice with the aim of helping you to keep your home or advising you of your housing options.

Hampshire Home Choice is unlikely to resolve your housing situation quickly. The Average Waiting Times posters for each local authority area will tell you the average waiting times for a property by property type and size. 

What other options are there for housing?

There is a severe shortage of homes in the Hampshire area. Most applicants on the Housing Register will have to wait a long time for re-housing and many of those in the lower bands will still have little chance of re-housing in the local area. Depending on your circumstances you may wish to consider other options such as renting in the private sector. Interviews to discuss your housing options are available from your local Council.

What if I become homeless?

Households who are homeless or threatened with homelessness will be dealt with outside the scheme. You should contact your local Council to arrange an interview to discuss your circumstances. We will work with you to try to prevent you becoming homeless and will discuss your housing options with you. You may still express an interest in properties through Hampshire Home Choice, providing your application has been accepted on the Housing Register, but in most cases it is unlikely that this will be in time to resolve your homelessness, as most applicants will have to wait a long time before being successful.