Residents interested in renting a new affordable home in Kessingland are invited to attend an information event next week.
The construction of 23 new affordable homes off The Nordalls in Kessingland is approaching completion and the homes will then be available to rent through the Council's Gateway to Homechoice scheme. The new homes - which comprise 6 x 1-bed bungalows, 5 x 2-bed bungalows, 7 x 2-bed houses and 5 x 3-bed houses - will be let to those with a strong connection to Kessingland and the surrounding area. This includes anyone who has lived or worked in Kessingland for the last 5 years or those who have parents or siblings who have lived in the village for the last 5 years.
Gateway to Homechoice is the scheme for letting social housing across parts of Suffolk and Essex and gives residents the opportunity to bid for council and housing association housing. Available housing is advertised on the Gateway to Homechoice website and once registered, applicants can search for suitable properties.
An information event, organised by Gateway to Homechoice, Waveney District Council and Orbit Housing, will take place on Tuesday 31 October from 3.30pm to 6.30pm, at the Spinnaker Room at Marram Green, Kessingland.
The event will give people more information about the new homes as well as the Gateway to Homechoice scheme. Applications for the new homes can be made at the event - applicants must be registered with Gateway to Homechoice and bring along ID, proof of Child Benefit, your National Insurance number, a 6 year Housing History, details of your income and information on any medical issues.
To register for Gateway to Homechoice, and for more information about the scheme, please visit www.gatewaytohomechoice.org.uk.