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Homelessness and Housing Advice

Homelessness logo.Our Homelessness and Advice Service provides a free, impartial and confidential service for people who need help with housing issues. We offer information, advice and practical help to prevent people becoming homeless.

If you need help or assistance please telephone 01702 318191, or contact us using this form.

Homelessness Strategy (PDF 312 kb)  

Housing Register

A minature house and some keys If you are interested in applying for social rented housing (in the District), you must first join the Council’s Housing Register. All applications are judged against the Council’s Lettings Policy and homes are allocated (usually) to people with the highest need for a particular type of property.

Housing Register Application Form (H1) (PDF 118 kb) Information on Rochford District Council’s Housing Allocation Scheme (PDF 321kb)

Housing Strategy

Housing Strategy logo. The Housing Strategy identifies the District's current/future housing needs and how they will be met. The strategy considers national, regional and sub-regional issues and how they affect the District. Drawing its conclusions, the strategy identifies the main housing priorities until 2011 and they will be met.

Housing Strategy 2008 - 2011

Housing Associations / Rochford Housing Association

Rochford Housing logo. All social rented homes in the District are owned by Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations). Rochford Housing Association is the largest provider and manages over 1,600 properties in the District.

Rochford Housing Association website Contact Rochford Housing Association

Affordable Housing

A house being built If you are unable to buy or rent a home on the open market a number of affordable housing options have been introduced to help. This section highlights the different options available and affordable homes for sale in the District.

HomeBuy website

Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence The Homelessness and Housing Advice Team have a dedicated officer who can help anyone suffering from Domestic Abuse. If you are experiencing abuse or want further information please contact the Council for help.

Staying Safe on the Internet (17 kb)

Housing Grants

An image of a house made from money that represents housing grants.

Use the links below to find out more information about the different types of housing grants that you may be eligible for. Please also see the Energy Efficiency section below for information about the different types of energy assistance that you may be eligible for.

Disabled Facilities Grant Home Maintenance and Adaptation Grant


Energy EfficiencyAn image of a worker installing loft insulation.

Up to 25% of the heat in your home can be lost through the roof. Most homes have some kind of insulation but it is often inadequate. For optimum energy efficiency, you should have insulation that is 270mm deep. 

Up to 35% of the heat in your home can be lost through the walls. Cavity wall insulation is one of the best ways to reduce your heating bills as it increases the energy efficiency of your home. If your home was built after 1930, it will probably have "cavity" walls, this means there is a gap in the walls that can be filled with insulation. If you insulate these cavities, you'll bring your home up to current standards and make it warmer, more comfortable and cheaper to heat.

Information on Home Energy Efficiency Contact Our Energy Efficiency Department
Information on Warm Front Grants and Discounted Offers


Contact Us

Affordable homes online questionnaire

Rochford Housing Association

0800 012 1991
0800 916 1522 (Report Anti Social Behaviour 5pm-9am)