Housing Options & Advice:

The Housing and Family Support Service offers free and impartial housing advice to anyone who requires it, regardless of their tenure or status, or whether they occupy accommodation or provide it.

Whether you own your home and are having difficulties with your mortgage or are renting and need advice on your rights and options, we aim to help.  The Housing and Family Support Service is available during office hours to discuss your situation in detail and offer personalised advice.

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Island HomeFinder:

Island HomeFinder is a partnership between the Council, Sovereign Housing Association, Southern Housing Group and Vectis Housing Association.

Island HomeFinder aims to give customers choice in deciding where they want to live.  Properties that are available for rent are advertised each week. Once you have registered with Island HomeFinder, it will be up to you to let us know which properties you are interested in. This process is known as bidding. You may only bid for a property if your application has been accepted onto Island HomeFinder. You can bid for as many properties each week as you want, providing you are eligible for that property.

For all of the information you need to understand how Homefinder works, including how you can apply to join the Housing Register and how to search for suitable housing please click here


Housing for Young People:

If you are aged between 16 and 25, single, homeless, at risk of homelessness or in housing need, living in temporary accommodation or leaving local authority care you may be eligible for supported housing at The Foyer or another smaller unit.

Housing options for people leaving the Armed Forces, veterans and their families:

If you have housing questions or problems, there is help available for you if you are in the Armed Forces, a veteran or a family member of someone in the Armed Forces or a veteran.

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Updated 25/08/2021