Homelessness, housing advice and housing options
|Looking for a home? Homeless, or think you may become homeless? Erimus Housing can provide free, confidential advice from experienced advisors.|
For more information call Erimus on 08000 461600.
Struggling to step onto the housing ladder?
For further information on affordable homeownership call Erimus on 01642 257820 or e-mail email@example.com
The Government's HomeBuy Scheme
The HomeBuy scheme includes a number of affordable homeownership options aimed at first time buyers and those re-entering the housing market. Time2Buy is the Government's Local HomeBuy Agent in Tees Valley and County Durham and is the first point of contact for anyone who cannot afford to buy a home on the open market and wishes to access the scheme.
A brief introduction to each HomeBuy product is given below. For further information, to find out if you are eligible and to apply for the schemes visit www.time2buy.org.uk or contact the Time2Buy team on 0845 604 2942.
Shelter's Children Service
Can give free legal advice and support to families with any housing or homelessness issues such as mortgage repossession, rent arrears, domestic violence, re-housing and eviction. The only qualifying criteria is that the family live within the Tees Valley and have at least one child aged under six or have a family member who is pregnant. Referrals can be made via e-mail or telephone.
The Staying Put Agency
Helps older and disabled people to remain in their homes. It can advise on repairs, improvements or adaptations and the availability of financial assistance, benefit entitlement, energy efficiency, home security and the support available to aid independent living. Contact the Staying Put Agency on 01642 729149, or 729159.