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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC RECOVERY

Wiltshire Council is receiving substantially higher volumes of housing applications than normal at the present time.  We're trying to assess these as quickly as practicable but presently have an 8 week backlog.  Please see our introduction below for updates
Please do not visit the council's offices to discuss a housing application, supply documents, bid or pursue any other housing matter until further notice

Welcome to Wiltshire

Homes4Wiltshire is a Choice Based Lettings scheme for people seeking accommodation because their present homes are unsuitable.  Choice Based Lettings (CBL) schemes like Homes4Wiltshire operate by means of ‘bids’ or expressions of interest in advertised homes from people in housing need. Homes4Wiltshire is a partnership between Wiltshire Council and about 30 landlords providing affordable homes in the area.

At present, housing needs assessments are taking about 8 weeks and we have a week's backlog of emails.  We are assessing applicants' housing need for admission to the Housing Register as quickly as practicable.  Please could customes refrain from chasing - the council is receiving much greater volumes of calls and emails than prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

Once you have created an account and completed an online housing application, please refer to the How to Apply page for details of supporting information and documents.  Scans and photos may be sent to homes4wiltshire@wiltshire.gov.uk or mail photocopies marked with your log in reference to Homes4Wiltshire, Wiltshire Council, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

We appreciate that some people are seeking accommodation urgently.  If your need is urgent, please call on 0300 456 0104 or, if you are homeless, please see here.

Demand for social rented housing significantly outstrips supply.  We have approximately 3,000 households on the Homes4Wiltshire register and more than 2,000 new applications each year, with about 1750 properties being advertised each year.  If you can potentially afford to buy a home, advice about low cost home ownership is available from Help to Buy South.

In light of the pandemic, 2020 is turning out to be a difficult year financially for many people.  If you are struggling financially, there is help for working age peoplehelp for state pension age peoplehelp for self-employed peoplehelp for the sickhelp with housing costs for working age peoplehelp with housing costs for pension age people and people in supported housing and help with the Council Tax.  For more information about your entitlement to help, please see the Gov.uk benefits calculators.  If you need help with managing money in these difficult times, please see our money management page.

If you are an EU, EEA or a Swiss national, you and your family may need to consider applying to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. For further information, and to apply, please click here.

To learn more about how Homes4Wiltshire works, please click About Homes4Wiltshire above.  For independent housing advice please see the links to Shelter and the Citizens Advice websites.

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Advertising dates 24

Current cycle

24 Sep, until 28 Sep

Next cycle

Starts 1 Oct, until 5 Oct
Financial assistance to those who have a prepayment meter and financially affected by the COVID-19 crisis
A new scheme from Warm and Safe Wiltshire for those who have a prepayment meter and been affected by the COVID-19 crisis resulting in financial difficulties. Applications need to be made prior to 15th September 2020.
Published: Monday 13 July 2020

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