If you are homeless, face losing your home or are in urgent housing need, we can help you. If you have lost your home or could lose it, contact our housing options team as soon as possible for advice and help. We can:
You can contact us by telephone on 01329 236100 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to see someone face to face there is a housing advice drop in service at the Civic Offices in Fareham which is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm.
If you do not have accommodation available to you, you are homeless. You are not homeless if you leave accommodation you remain legally entitled to occupy (except in exceptional circumstances) or if you have other accommodation available which you have chosen not to occupy. You may be homeless if you have somewhere to live, but cannot stay there for reasons such as:
We will make every effort to prevent you from becoming homeless, but it is important that you contact us as soon as possible. If your situation cannot be prevented, we can give you advice about other housing options that may be available to you.
The Bank of England base rate has been at a long term low of 0.5% since 2009 and many home owners with a mortgage have benefited from the low interest rate charged on these loans. However those working in the financial industry believe that the BofE rate will increase within the next 6 – 12 months, which could lead to monthly mortgage payments increasing.
This advice and information may help you to think about and prepare for an increase in the interest rates.
If you see someone sleeping rough in the Borough, please let us know so that we can help them.
You can also report Rough Sleeping in any area by using a national phone line and website, called StreetLink. Once advised of a rough sleeper, StreetLink will notify the local service to ensure help and support is made available to the rough sleeper. For further information visit our StreetLink page or visit their website .
We can assess most requests for help over the phone or in person at the Civic Offices. If you are homeless and need urgent advice or help, please contact us on 01329 236100. We will base our decision on your current housing situation and not on your future housing need.