If you are at risk of homelessness or are homeless and have nowhere to stay please contact our housing options team. The Housing options team will assess your situation and give you free confidential advice with the aim of helping you to keep your home or advising you of your housing options.

Homelessness, or the threat of homelessness, is not a high priority banding criteria in Rushmoors allocation scheme, and is therefore unlikely to resolve your housing situation quickly. Households who are homeless, or threatened with homelessness, will need to consider alternative options.

You should also look at our Topics page for financial advice, which may help maintain your current or future home.

What other options are there for housing?

There is a severe shortage of homes in the Rushmoor area. Most applicants in the allocation scheme will have to wait a long time for re-housing and many of those in the lower bands will have little chance of re-housing. Depending on your circumstances you may wish to consider other options such as renting in the private sector. The private sector has a range of property types available, and unlike our allocation scheme, you can consider properties outside of the Rushmoor area, if you wish.

What if I become homeless?

Rushmoor will work with you, with our priority aim being to keep people in their exisiting homes and prevent homelessness. For those who cannot remain in their exisitng home, or are already homeless, our role is to support that household in their search for alternative accommodation, normally in the private sector. We will provide you with tasks to complete and guidance as you search to find a new home. The tasks and guidance will also support households maintain any future tenancy.