Looking for a home?Last updated: 22 March 2013 12:32 UK
If you are looking for an affordable home in Portsmouth, there are many options to rent or buy, depending on the location you would like to live, your age, and whether you need help to maintain your independence.
Homes in Hants offers a range of low cost home ownership options to help you find the right accommodation for your needs and circumstances.
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.
Portsmouth City Council is working with the above housing partners to bring new and affordable rented social housing to the city. There are a number of recently completed and in-development projects due for completion in 2013 for new and existing social tenants - please follow the links for further details on developments at the Wymering Arms, Copnor Bridge, and the White House.
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.
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 that are not able to access public funds are not eligible to join the waiting list, but are offered advice on housing problems. When allocating housing, consideration will be given to the 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.
Please contact us by phone on 023 9283 4989, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (including any relevant details about your current circumstances and ideally a contact phone number) - alternatively, visit us at: Housing options, floor one, Civic Offices, Guildhall square, Portsmouth.