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Housing Strategy

The Council has strategic housing responsibility for East Staffordshire which is described in the following documents.

The main areas of action in the Housing Strategy The Housing Strategy 2015-2020 are:-

  • Preventing Homelessness
  • Affordable Housing
  • Improving the availability of housing
  • Keeping down the number of empty homes
  • Tackling sub-standard housing

Affordable Housing

What is Affordable Housing?

Affordable housing is housing that is rented or sold at below market-rates. It comes in various forms:

  • Social rented accommodation - where the landlord is a Housing Association.
  • Shared-ownership - where you buy a percentage of a property and pay rent on the remainder.
  • Shared-equity - where you buy a percentage of a property with a mortgage and the rest of the property with a discounted loan.

If you are looking for affordable housing please see finding somewhere to live.

For more details call 01283 508149 or email housingstrategy@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk