Residents interested in renting a new affordable home in Saxmundham are invited to attend an information event next month.
The construction of new affordable homes at Beech Road in Saxmundham 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 1 and 2 bedrooms houses - will be let to those with a strong connection to Saxmundham and the surrounding area.
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, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Anglia Revenues Partnership and Flagship Homes, will take place on Tuesday 7 August from 2pm to 6.30pm, at the Market Hall, 29 High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF.
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 – if anyone wishing to make a new application could also 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, this will help to speed up processing of your application.
Those attending the event will also be able to receive advice on Universal Credit.
To register for Gateway to Homechoice, and for more information about the scheme, please visit www.gatewaytohomechoice.org.uk