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Information about how to register on Home Options and other housing options

How to apply to Home Options

We have more people on our housing register than properties available, therefore it is not possible to re-house everyone who applies and it may take a significant amount of time for those that we do re-house.

Please read our guide to applying online [211KB]  and provide as much information as possible so that your application can be dealt with quickly.

Please note that housing associations may charge rent in advance.

Adding evidence to support your Home Options application

You can email your evidence to You can even take a picture of the evidence and upload it - have a quick look at our guide to taking pictures of evidence here. [2MB]

Help guides and frequently asked questions about Home Options are available here

What other housing options available to me?

There are a number of different housing options available, depending upon your circumstances.

Mutual Exchange

Mutual exchange is available for existing public sector tenants.

Visit theExchange Locata  website for more information and to advertise your property. Your landlord may also subscribe to other mutual exchange schemes - ask them for details.

Apply to Housing Associations

Housing association vacant properties are included and advertised on Home Options. You can apply directly to the different housing associations (listed below) that own properties within Staffordshire Moorlands and have their own separate housing registers.

Finding Private Rented accommodation

Single Persons Housing Project and Tenancy Sustainment Officer, provided by Adullam. Services include mediation with relatives and existing accommodation providers to explore opportunities to remain or move in a planned way. Pre-Tenancy Training to prepare for the responsibilities for managing a tenancy (i.e. budgeting). Assistance is offered in finding accommodation on a shared or self contained basis. Tenancy support is provided to set up and sustain a tenancy. Email:

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council provide a Deposit Bond scheme for those in urgent need of housing that may be threatened with homelessness.

Find out about the scheme and whether you may be eligible. [280KB]

If you are accepted onto the scheme your landlord will be given a bond guarantee of up to four weeks rent, which will provide cover for an 18 month period.

Other options available -

The housing advice service provide advice and assistance to those that may bethreatened with homelessness