Housing

A housing officer for housing, homelessness and Hampshire Home Choice, will only be available Monday to Friday from 09:30am-12:30pm.

Afternoons are for pre-booked appointments only.

If you find yourself in a situation where you are homeless immediately, please call the offices on 01730 234415 between the hours of 9am-5pm when an initial assessment of your needs can be completed over the phone.

An out of hours service for emergency cases is available outside of these hours. In this instance, please call 07850 358156.

Housing service

The service deals with matters relating to housing options and homelessness in the East Hampshire District.

There is a great demand for social housing in the district, and the law dictates that we must give priority housing to those with the greatest need.

We may not have a duty to assist you but we are able to offer advice to everyone about their housing situation.

For most households the chances of being offered a property by us is extremely low, and you should think about alternative housing options.

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

If your landlord (private, social or Local Authority) fails to comply with their obligation to ensure their property, your home, is fit for human habitation, free of significant or serious hazards, you, as their tenant will have the right to take court action for breach of contract.

Guidance has been issued on the GOV.UK website to help tenants and landlords understand their rights under the Act.

Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

Following implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has changed the way data from local authorities on statutory homelessness is collected.

Every quarter, EHDC provides information to the MHCLG about the number of households accepted as homeless and those living in temporary accommodation.