We provide housing services which range from helping people improve energy efficiency in their homes to providing advice to prevent homelessness.
How to apply for housing
To apply for Housing Association accommodation you need to be on the housing register in the council area where you want to live.
- How to apply for a housing swap
See advice on how to apply for a housing swap.
Accommodation in Dorset
Information about the types of housing currently available, including supported accommodation.
Are you looking to own your home?
Information on initiatives and schemes for buying a home.
Are you a tenant needing advice?
We work closely with tenants to provide advice on housing standards, tenancy issues and general enquiries in relation to accommodation. Whether you are a Housing Association tenant or a tenant of a private landlord we offer a range of support services to help you.
Are you a landlord needing advice?
We work closely with landlords to provide advice on housing standards, tenancy issues and general queries in relation to private rented accommodation.
- How can I make my home warmer and more energy efficient?
Help is available to all residents in Dorset to make their homes as energy efficient as possible. This can range from practical, independent advice, to financial assistance in the form of grants or loans. An energy efficient home is a warmer home that is also cheaper to heat.
Are you homeless or at risk of losing your home?
Information regarding how we can help you if you are homeless or at risk of losing your home.
Do you need a grant or loan to adapt or improve your home?
Councils in Dorset offer a variety of grants and loans that may assist homeowners, landlords and tenants to improve, adapt or repair their homes.
Do you need support to stay in your own home or to move to something more suitable?
The majority of us wish to remain in our own homes and we can offer a range of practical help and advice to help this to happen. Alternatively we can also offer help to look at your housing options and where appropriate assist you move to a home that is more suitable.
Do you need further information on housing strategies or local housing data?
With broad ranging housing responsibilities and duties to assess and meet community housing needs, district councils formulate and adopt comprehensive Housing Strategies.
Do you need advice on Housing Benefits?
Check your eligibility and information about how to make a claim online.
- Draft Christchurch and East Dorset Joint Housing Allocations Policy
We would like to hear your views on the proposed changes to the Draft Christchurch and East Dorset Joint Housing Allocations Policy.