We are providing even more affordable homes for people in East Devon and faster than ever before. Households considered in greatest need of accommodation are now being housed within just six to twelve months. Previously these applicants would have had to wait three to four years to be housed by the council or another social housing provider.
This is opening up opportunities for applicants in the lower priority bands. People who have registered for housing with Devon Home Choice in bands C and D now have an improved chance of getting an affordable home. This is because developers are building more new homes which has led to an increase in the numbers of affordable housing available for shared ownership or to rent.
Approximately 300 newly built affordable homes will be available each year for the next three to four years. In addition, nearly 300 of our own existing homes become vacant every year and need new tenants.
To find out if you qualify for an affordable home to rent from the council or a housing association you must register through Devon Home Choice. For further information please visit our how to apply for a council or housing association property web page.
If you are looking to buy an affordable home there are a number of different schemes available including shared ownership and equity loan schemes. Schemes can be delivered by private developers or by housing associations.
For more detailed information and to apply for an affordable home to buy please contact Help to Buy South West who provide a one stop affordable home ownership service. You can also contact them by telephone on 0300 100 0021.