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Housing Options

There are  a range of Housing Options available depending on your situation.  These include private rented accommodation, shared ownership, help to buy, hostel and emergency accommodation  and social housing including sheltered housing.  If you are already a social housing tenant you can also exchange (swap) your tenancy.

How to apply for Social Housing

Social housing is allocated via the Home Choice Plus scheme, Home Choice Plus was introduced in September 2008 to provide applicants with choice over which properties they are considered for.  Please be aware there is a high demand for social housing in Worcester and a short supply, therefore applicants can expect to wait a long time before being re-housed, and we would advise that you look in the private rented sector for a solution to your housing need (please see Private Rented Sector page for further details).

 If you would like more information on how to apply for Social Housing please see the Housing for You website.

Affordable home ownership options

Help to Buy Midlands is the largest government appointed Help to Buy agent.  A one stop shop for anyone looking to move on and up the property ladder in the Midlands area.

They can advise about affordable housing schemes such as shared ownership and the Help to Buy equity loan scheme and their website has information about these schemes as well as a property search feature and information about where to go for mortgage and legal advice.

For more information on home ownership options please visit their website