Looking for a home?Last updated: 12 November 2013 13:19 UK
If you are looking for an affordable home in Portsmouth, there are many options to rent or buy, depending where you would like to live, your age, and whether you need help to maintain your independence.
Follow the link for help if you have been recently made homeless.
Homes in Hants offers a range of low cost home ownership options to help you find the right accommodation for your needs and circumstances.
Take a look at how council housing has changed over the last 100 years.
Housing associations and registered social landlords
Housing associations, trusts and co-operatives develop new homes in and around Portsmouth. Also known as Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), they are independent organisations registered with the Housing Corporation under the Housing Act 1996.
Portsmouth City Council works in partnership with a number of RSLs - please follow the links below to vist their websites for contact details and additional information.
New developments may be allocated under a special lettings arrangement outside of our normal allocations policy, as per section 16 of our allocations policy which you can download in 'Associated documents' below.
First Wessex Housing Association is currently nearing completion of a new development in Jubilee Avenue, consisting of fourteen houses and three flats. In accordance with section 16 of the allocation policy there will be a special lettings arrangement. Priority for nominations to this development will be given to existing social housing tenants in Portsmouth who are:
- under-occupying their family-sized accommodation
- requiring larger accommodation due to living in overcrowded situations
Any resulting vacancies will be offered to applicants on the waiting list in the normal way.
Portsmouth housing waiting list
Portsmouth City Council has a housing allocation scheme (as required by the Housing Act 1996) which explains how social housing in this area is allocated. In 'Associated Documents' below, you can download documents showing the criteria we use to allocate housing.
To be eligible to join the housing waiting list, you must have a housing need - housing needs include:
- being homeless
- a medical problem directly affected by your current accommodation
Non-UK residents without access to public funds are not eligible to join the waiting list, but are offered advice on housing problems. When allocating housing, consideration is given to people with the highest priority, and in strict date order.
To apply to be added to the housing waiting list, most applications can be assessed on the phone, or in person.
Previous property allocations
In 'Associated Documents' below, you can see how council properties have been allocated to people and families on the Portsmouth waiting list for the previous month.
Each 'Properties allocated ...' attachment shows the number of properties allocated that month, listed by landlord, area, property type, property floor level and wait time for each priority housing band. The wait time counts the number of days from a person being given their priority housing band to the start of their tenancy.
For more information, email email@example.com (including relevant details about your current circumstances and ideally a contact phone number), phone 023 9283 4989 or visit Housing Options on the first floor of the Portsmouth City Council Civic Offices in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth.