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Welcome to the Gateway to Homechoice website 

Gateway to Homechoice is a choice based lettings system, advertising Council and Housing Association properties in the local authority areas of Babergh, Braintree, Colchester, Ipswich, Maldon, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney.

  • This website provides information on the Gateway to Homechoice scheme. 
  • For information about the scheme and how to register, please click on the relevant links on the left hand side of the page.
  • Below, you can also find useful information on the following:

    - Updates and news relating to the Gateway to Homechoice scheme
    - Information about our online housing options service
    - How to access mutual exchange opportunities 
    - Details of current shared ownership opportunities
    - Latest information from our partners (for example, details of new housing developments and consultation events)

To view the information, please click on the relevant links below.

The scheme's latest updates and news  

   

 

 

Changes to our allocation policy from 1 November 2012           

Please click here       

Social/affordable rent and life time/fixed term tenancies

Please click here

Changes to housing benefit from April 2013

Please click here

Current application processing times

Please click here

 

Need advice on your housing options, 
money or work?   

Our online service provides easy access to information
and advice on a range of issues relating to housing, money
and employment.

 

Please click here

 

 

 

Looking for a mutual exchange?

House Exchange can provide information on mutual exchange
opportunities throughout the country. 

Please click here

 

 

Shared ownership opportunities  

Details of current shared ownership opportunities.

 

Please click here

 

 

Information from our partners

Important information for customers receiving housing benefit 

If you are currently claiming Housing Benefit but it does not meet the
full cost of your rent and you are suffering financial hardship as a result, you might be able to get extra financial help through discretionary housing payments.

If you think you might qualify for this extra financial assistance, please contact the
Local Authority that pays your benefit to discuss further. 

Greenfields Community Housing are building new homes in
Coggleshall which will be a mixture of:

- 1 and 2 bedroom flats and
- 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. 

These homes will be advertised from 31 July 2014 and available from October 2014.

Priority will be given to active applicants in priority bands A - C
who have an established local connection to Coggleshall.

 


For further information
please click here 

 

 

 

 

 

Waveney District Council - age restrictions removed for properties in St Peters Court, Chapel Street, Lowestoft.

Please click here

 

Colchester Borough Homes - vacancies at The Cannons, Layer Rd,
Colchester, Essex (extra care scheme).

Please click here

 

Mid Suffolk District Council - 1 bed almshouse opportunity in
Elmswell, Suffolk

Please click here

 

Sybil Carthew Almshouse Trust - one bedroom almshouse
available in Woodbridge

Please click here

 

Sanctuary Housing currently have a number of one bedroom flats
available at their retirement living scheme at Whitefield Court,
Mayland Green. 

 

Please click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 



 

 

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