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Gateway to Homechoice – Response to Coronavirus

As of 1 August 2020, the COVID-19 local lettings plan, which has been in place since June will be revoked and all available properties will now be let through the Gateway choice based lettings system

You will still not be able to move across local authority boundaries until further notice, unless you have a specific connection to more than one local authority. This is to ensure that each local authority is able to meet its own housing need within its own area and we will let you know when cross-boundary moves are permitted again.

If you are invited to view a property and have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 please do not agree to view any properties but instead inform the relevant housing provider that you have these symptoms and that you are self-isolating. Some providers may send you videos/photos of the properties instead of inviting you to view a property in person.

Welcome to Gateway to Homechoice

Gateway to Homechoice is a choice based lettings system, where social housing properties are advertised in the local authority areas of Babergh, Braintree, Colchester, East Suffolk, Ipswich, Maldon and Mid Suffolk. 

Properties that are available for rent will be advertised each week.


Advertising dates 14

Current cycle

13 Aug, until 19 Aug

Next cycle

Starts 20 Aug, until 26 Aug
Shared ownership properties in Felixstowe and Bawdsey
A number of shared equity homes are now available at Laureate Fields, an exclusive development of houses and apartments in picturesque Old Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Just a stone’s throw from the stunning Suffolk coastline and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the development offers ample green...
Published: Thursday 23 July 2020

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A online housing advice service for Colchester applicants to help you look at your available housing options.