Cheshire East Council is making it simpler and quicker for the public to find affordable housing.
The council has updated and relaunched its Homechoice website, which contains lots of useful information about social housing and homes for sale.
The website – www.cheshirehomechoice.org.uk – now contains: a section with details of homes that are available without waiting; a homes to buy section with homes for sale at more reasonable prices than the open market; and My Home Options, an online self-help tool for Cheshire East residents which provides instant access to housing advice, 24 hours a day.
Cheshire Homechoice is a partnership between the Council and the Borough’s three biggest landlords, Peaks and Plains Housing Trust, the Plus Dane Group and Wulvern Housing.
Councillor Don Stockton, Cabinet member for housing and jobs, added: “We believe in putting residents first and the website reinforces this promise by empowering people to make informed housing choices.
“Our vision for Cheshire Homechoice is that it will become a portal to affordable housing for Cheshire East residents.
“Over the coming months, the Homechoice Partnership is running an advertising campaign in local media to help raise awareness of the website and to encourage local residents to use the site for all their housing needs and aspirations.
“Providing a great public service in a radically changing world is something that we are passionate about in Cheshire East. We are united by a common purpose – to serve the people of Cheshire East through fulfilling our community leadership role, ensuring quality and value in public services and safeguarding the most vulnerable in society.”