How do I apply for affordable housing in Test Valley
What is affordable housing?
Affordable housing is housing that is available for people whose income level means that they are unable to access housing locally on the open market. This includes homes for rent and shared ownership (part rent part buy). Housing of this type is usually built with the help of a grant from either Test Valley Borough Council or the Homes and Community Agency - or both.
Where is affordable housing in Test Valley?
Affordable housing for rent and home ownership can be found all over the Borough. The majority of affordable homes can be found in Andover and Romsey, although most villages have at least a small number of affordable homes. (For details of where affordable housing schemes are available in Test Valley, see the related content link at the foot of this page).
Test Valley Borough Councils works in partnership with Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) to develop new affordable homes in Test Valley.
Who owns affordable housing in Test Valley?
Test Valley Borough Council does not own or manage any affordable housing. Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), also known as Housing Associations, own and manage affordable housing in Test Valley. The RSLs do not have their own waiting lists for accommodation in Test Valley:
- New homes for rent are advertised through Hampshire Home Choice
- New homes for affordable home ownership are advertised through HomesinHants
Who can apply for affordable housing?
Hampshire Home Choice is open to everyone, with the exception of some people who are subject to immigration control.
How can I apply for affordable housing for rent?
You need to be registered with Hampshire Home Choice, Test Valley's choice-based lettings scheme. You only need to apply here to be able to be considered for any affordable home to rent that becomes available in Test Valley. You do not need to apply to the individual RSLs.
Once you have registered with Hampshire Home Choice, you will receive a letter detailing your points on the register and you will be told how you must 'bid' for properties to be considered for any vacancies.
For further information on Hampshire Home Choice and how to apply for a home, please see download the scheme guide at the foot of this page.
If you require any advice or further information, please contact:
Housing Options Team
Telephone: 01264 368000
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