All local councils should ensure that a suitable amount of affordable housing is provided in their area. Access to, and the need for, 'affordable' housing is mainly based on the level of household income.
The main options for affordable housing in Fareham are homes for social rent, homes for affordable rent and shared ownership. These are normally provided by Fareham Council or a Registered Provider (such as a Housing Association).
There are around 4,200 affordable homes in the Borough and we estimate that another 3,500 will be needed by 2036.
To plan for future affordable housing in Fareham the Council has produced a Draft Affordable Housing Strategy. The Strategy explains:
• How the need for affordable housing will be built into the Council's planning and policy documents, with the majority of affordable homes being delivered by housing developers.
• A vision for delivery of Council housing, including the main sites where Council housing can be delivered over the next five years.
We asked for resident's view on the Draft Affordable Housing Strategy, including the three key objectives set out in the Strategy.
In October 2019 the Council adopted the new Affordable Housing Strategy. It can be viewed via the PDF link above, more information about it can also be viewed in the latest press release.