A new way of helping you find a different home
What is Homefinder UK?
Homefinder UK is a national housing mobility scheme which brings social housing applicants, properties and landlords together, all in one portal.
With a fast-growing supply of properties nationwide, this scheme helps homeless households, applicants living in Temporary Accommodation, private sector tenants threatened with homelessness, victims of domestic abuse & gang violence, overcrowded households & social tenants, who want or need to move, to find a home that better 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/properties:
Immediately available social housing properties
Retirement / 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 are made available by landlords and 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, applicants are able to see all immediately available homes and mutual exchanges.
Kingston Council has joined the scheme to offer our social housing applicants 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 http://www.homefinder.org