ANGUS Council has launched its latest initiative to meet housing need in the county.
The council has signed up to the national House Exchange website which will allow tenants to exchange house with tenants throughout the country.
The new system, which came into effect this week, will enable tenants looking for a house swap to use a custom-made website to look for a new home. Staff in libraries and ACCESS offices in Angus will assist tenants without computer skills to register and use the scheme, ensuring all applicants can make use of the new website. In addition, weekly lists transfer lists will still be printed and made available to tenants who wish to swap homes. These lists are available at the council’s ACCESS offices.
Angus Council tenants or tenants of partner housing associations can register their details with Angus House Exchange free of charge at www.houseexchange.org.uk. Those wishing to register must have a current live housing application with Angus House Exchange.
Convener of Housing, Councillor Jim Millar said: “We know that meeting housing need is not all about building new houses, but also about making the most of the homes we already have.”
Tenants wishing information can contact Angus Council’s ACCESS line on 08452 777 778. An application form can be downloaded from: http://www.angus.gov.uk/atoz/pdfs/housingapplicationform.pdf or contact ACCESS line on 08452 777 778.