Do You Need An Affordable Home?

Affordable homes provided through the HARAH partnership are built to help local people to stay in their village or to return there if they have had to move away but want to return. The homes may be rented, or they may be shared ownership or shared equity where the resident buys a share of the home and the housing association owns the remainder.

To be eligible for one of the HARAH properties, you need to:

  • Register on the Local Council’s housing register (or Help to Buy South register for shared ownership/equity). Select 'how do I apply for a home' from the menu on the left
  • Be in housing need and unable to afford a suitable home on the open market
  • Have a local connection to the Parish in which the housing is located or is being built.

A local connection means that you:

  • Normally live in the Parish
  • You previously lived in the Parish and still have family who live there
  • You work in the Parish or are taking up permanent employment there
  • You support a family member in the Parish or will be supported by a family member who lives there

There is usually a timescale agreed about how long you should have a local connection for.
The exact details of the local connection criteria for each housing scheme are set out in a legal agreement called a section 106 agreement.

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