Further guidance and information
You may be able to get further assistance from these local services:
You may be able to join the Housing Register and bid to secure suitable accommodation within the district.
There is a quick online form available on the Kent Homechoice website which will check if you are eligible for housing and if you qualify to join the Housing Register. You can then decide if you want to proceed to a full housing application form which will take you in the region of 1 hour to complete. Click or tap below to start.
Private rented accommodation is likely to be more readily available than social housing and you will have a wider choice of areas to live. You should aim to look for properties at a rent that is no higher than the local housing allowance rate; if you are on a low income or in receipt of benefits you may be able to receive financial assistance towards the rent. There is an online calculator available at www.gov.uk/benefits-adviser which you can use to check what benefits you would be entitled to.
Use the link to our entitledto calculator to review your budget, manage your finances better and check the affordability of alternative properties.
The BBC also provide a handy website which will help you identify where you may be able to find affordable accommodation: www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23234033
Porchlight are a charity that work across Kent, helping vulnerable and isolated people get support across a variety of issues such as health, housing, education and employment.
Telephone number: 0800 567 76 99 – 24 hour helpline