Rent privately Unless you have high priority on the Hampshire Home Choice waiting list, private renting is the quickest way to get local housing. You may be able to join the Hampshire Home Choice register whilst you are renting privately. This will give you time accrued on the register which can improve your chances of being housed within the scheme. We may be able to offer you financial assistance in securing a property through the tenancy bond and deposit scheme. Please refer to the landlord hub for further information on the scheme. Affordable home ownership You may be able to get financial help from the government to buy a home. You could get: help with savings, through a help to buy ISA or low-interest loan a home through shared ownership Registering with other councils You can apply to go on the housing waiting list of any council in the country and can be registered on more than one list. Each council has its own rules about who qualifies for their list, and its own policy for prioritising applicants.