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Affordable Home Ownership

Affordable Housing Development

Our role in Affordable Housing Development is to work with partners to maximise the supply of affordable housing in the district based on the housing need in the area.

Affordable housing is housing which is provided to meet the needs of those who are unable to afford to buy or rent housing generally available on the open market. This normally takes the form of Housing Association houses and flats for social rent or purchase on a shared ownership or fixed equity basis. We work with private developers, the Homes and Communities Agency and local Housing Associations to bring forward sites with new affordable homes that will meet the needs of the local community.

An example of a recently completed affordable rural development in Malvern Hills is:
The Crown, Martley. (Ryecroft Way) 20 Affordable Housing Units delivered 2015-16 comprising of  10 x 3 bed houses, 6 x 2 bed houses, 2 x 4 bed houses, 2 x 2 bed bungalows. These were a mixture of affordable rent and fixed equity (discounted market sale) properties.

For more information on shared ownership and fixed equity options see our Affordable Home Ownership page.

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Home Choice Plus

Home Choice Plus is the allocation and letting service for social housing developed by Malvern Hills District Council, in partnership with a number of other Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords.

It's the new way of allocating Social Housing across the participating Local Authority areas of Malvern Hills District Council, Bromsgrove District Council, Wychavon District Council,Wyre Forest District Council, Worcester City Council and Stratford on Avon District Council.

If you are registered with Home Choice Plus, you can bid for properties in all these areas.

Properties are advertised and you can decide which accommodation you wish to be considered for.

Choice Based Lettings has been designed to improve access to social housing by allowing you to view available homes and to place bids against properties you are eligible for.

To find out how to register, view properties or bid: