Wealden District Council

Housing Options

The Housing Options team  provides housing advice and assistance to all of our residents, and works to prevent homelessness in the District. The team also maintains the housing register and manages Homemove, the choice based lettings scheme (external link), on behalf of the Council.

Affordable Home Ownership

The Council works with Registered Providers (housing associations) to provide access to low cost home ownership for those that do not have the finances to purchase a home of their own outright.  Further detail on latest government-backed schemes for help on to the property ladder can be found at the Help to Buy website (external link).

Private Rented Sector

The private rented sector is growing in Wealden. Because of the shortage of social housing in the District, private rented accommodation  is the option the majority of applicants looking for housing will be directed to.

Applying for Social Housing To Rent

All available Council and registered providers (housing association) homes for rent are advertised through Sussex Homemove (external link) to enable those in housing need to have a greater control over where they live. This includes properties which are only available for people aged 60 or over or those who have a physical disability. To be considered for social housing, applicants need to apply to join the housing register

Housing Advice and Assistance

The Housing Options Team is able to provide advice and assistance to all our residents who require help in accessing suitable accommodation.

Mortgage Arrears Advice and Repossessions

If your mortgage is becoming unmanageable, you should act quickly to contact your lender, seek debt advice and also contact the Housing Options Team at Wealden District Council. This page also gives news and advice about how the governments is helping to tackle repossessions.

The Home Works service operates across all of East Sussex and is focussed on floating support for those experiencing housing difficulties. It provides short term support with housing for long term independence, and is available to anyone aged 16 - 64 living in East Sussex.

Domestic Violence & Sanctuary Scheme 

Advice and support for victims of domestic violence.

The Sanctuary scheme makes it possible for victims of domestic violence, other physical violence or hate crimes to remain in their homes and feel safe.

Street Learning

Wealden District Council and Eastbourne Homes provide free courses to local residents as part of the Street Learning initiative. Courses will initially be based in Eastbourne and Hailsham but will be rolled out across Wealden. 

Housing Options Newsletters

Here you can view recent copies of our newsletters:






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