Homefinder is a social housing lettings scheme which has been developed in partnership with Ashfield District Council, Ashfield Homes, Mansfield District Council and local housing associations.
The scheme gives you more choice and control over where you live by allowing you to search and bid for council and housing association properties within the Ashfield and Mansfield districts.
Please Contact Us if you need help or advice to complete your social housing application
Redevelopment of the old swimming baths site on Brook Street, Sutton in Ashfield is nearing completion. Ashfield District Council have developed 25 new homes on the site, including 3 bungalows and 22 apartments.
The homes will be advertised through Homefinder very soon. The first adverts will give priority to existing Ashfield District Council tenants who are moving out of a 2, 3 or 4 bedroom house. Depending upon the level of response, other housing applicants will be given the opportunity to bid when the properties are advertised a second time.
If you receive Housing Benefit and you are of working age there are some important changes you need to be aware of.
- Changes to Housing Benefit is you have a spare bedroom. If you are a Council or Housing Association tenant and you have one or more 'spare' bedroom your Housing Benefit may be reduced. Click here for details of the changes and to find out if you are likely to be affected.
- Introduction of Universal Credit. From October 2013 people in receipt of welfare benefits will start to receive their benefits through one single payment, known as Universal Credit. This will ffect you if you receive benefits such as Income Support, Housing Benefit, Employment Support Allowance or Tax Credits. For more details of Universal Credit and how it will affect you click here.
- Benefit Cap. The total amount of welfare benefits a household can receive will be limited or 'capped'. Click here to find out more about the Benefit Cap.
If you are searching and bidding for properties it is important you are aware of the changes and consider if the properties you are bidding for will be affordable when the changes are introduced.
If you are an existing tenant of Ashfield or Mansfield District Council you can register for a property exchange at www.homeswapper.co.uk.
Homeswapper is a national database of tenants seeking to 'swap' their home. It includes tenants seeking to move into the area and those wanting to move within the area. Some information on this site is in PDF format (Portable Document Format). To view these documents you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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