Greater area fr hme decisins

PUBLISHED: 10:55 28 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:01 03 May 2010

A REVOLUTIONARY new scheme t give scial husing tenants mre chice is being launched in East Cambridgeshire. The prject wuld enable tenants t bid fr prperties available t rent thrughut their lcal cuncil area and acrss five ther areas. Sanct

A REVOLUTIONARY new scheme t give scial husing tenants mre chice is being launched in East Cambridgeshire.

The prject wuld enable tenants t bid fr prperties available t rent thrughut their lcal cuncil area and acrss five ther areas.

Sanctuary Hereward Husing Assciatin is launching the scheme, Hme-Link, thrugh a new website tmrrw (Friday).

Applicants will be able t bid t express an interest in renting available prperties wned by Sanctuary Hereward r ther husing assciatins in East Cambridgeshire, Cambridge suth and city centre, St Edmundsbury and Frest Heath in Sufflk and Huntingdnshire.

Bids can be ldged via the website, by pst, telephne r text and the successful applicant will be thse in the greatest husing need.

"Hme-Link is an extremely imprtant and innvative scheme which ffers applicants much mre chice in where they live and what type f prperty they rent," said Alan Lewin, Sanctuary Hereward reginal directr.

Tenants will be advised n the prperties fr which they can ldge their bids but thse with rent arrears, wh have been invlved in anti-scial behaviur r have enugh mney r incme t affrd a prperty in the private sectr will nt be eligible.

It will be pssible t bid fr up t three prperties a frtnight and 10 per cent f prperties will be available t bidders frm utside the district.

Sanctuary Hereward husing services manager, Vanessa Mainwaring said: "This scheme gives applicants mre wnership ver their wn husing situatin than they have ever had befre and that is a great step frward.

"There will be mre feedback fr applicants abut their prspects fr being rehused, anbd if they might want t explre ther ptins such as shared wnership, private rental r buying their wn hme.

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