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Herts Choice

Housing Options

There is a considerable shortage of affordable housing in Hertfordshire compared with the number of people who are waiting to be housed. Hertsmere Borough Council, St Albans City and District Council, Three Rivers District Council, Watford Borough Council and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council have joined forces to help increase choice and mobility across the five boroughs.

The Herts Choice Homes Choice Based Lettings Scheme will give applicants a realistic view of their chances of being re-housed. Being a region of high demand for social housing, a high percentage of people on the Housing Needs Register (waiting list) are unlikely to be offered a property unless there is an urgent housing need.

Completion of the Housing Options Questionnaire available by clicking here will produce an Action Plan of options which have been tailored to your individual circumstances. This will include an assessment of whether you are eligible to make an application to go onto the housing register for Social Housing in the area(s) of your choice.

Alternativley, general advice on some of the options is available below.

Herts Choice Homes Housing Option Leaflet

Affordable Home Ownership

Private rented accommodation

Options for Older people

Mutual Exchanges

Low Cost Ownership

Housing Advice and Preventing Homelessness

How and When the Council Can Help with Housing

Useful Contacts

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Bidding on issue 236 will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 23 December 2014
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