Homefinder UK is a national housing mobility scheme which brings social housing applicants, properties and landlords together in one place.
With a fast-growing supply of properties nationwide, the scheme helps homeless households, applicants living in temporary accommodation, private sector tenants threatened with homelessness, victims of domestic abuse, overcrowded households and social tenants who want to move to find a home that matches their household size and personal and financial circumstances. In order to be eligible for the scheme, you must be willing to move at least 100 miles radius outside London.
Homefinder UK offers the following type of schemes and properties:
- immediately available social housing properties
- mutual exchange
- wheelchair accessible
- retirement and sheltered housing
- right to move - moving for employment purposes
Case Management Service
Homefinder UK offers personalised support to applicants considering a long-distance move. Whatever help you need with finding the right social housing property, the Homefinder UK Case Management Team can help. Whether that means sourcing the property for you in your chosen location or helping you with the registration process, no task is too big, or too small!
How do I find out which properties are available?
Properties made available by landlords are advertised on the Homefinder UK website. They also offer mutual exchanges through 'House Exchange' and access to the government's Homeswap Direct service. By registering on Homefinder UK, you will be able to see all immediately available homes and mutual exchanges.
Brighton & Hove City Council has joined the scheme to offer people looking for housing more choice and opportunity to find suitable homes. Homefinder UK is not run by the council.
To find out more about the scheme and to register, please go to www.homefinderuk.org