High quality affordable housing
throughout the South West of England

How do I know if I qualify?

You must be able to prove a genuine local connection to the Parish in which the development is taking place and be unable to afford a suitable open market property in this area.  The specific criteria for this are laid down by each Local Authority but are generally;

  • Persons who have been ordinarily resident in the Locality for the last three years or for a continuous period of five years at some time in the past.
  • Persons not resident within the Locality but employed in the Locality on a permanent basis within the last three years and who need to live close to their employment.
  • Persons who can demonstrate a close family connection to the Locality in that the persons mother father son or daughter have been ordinarily resident in the Locality for the past five years and where a caring dependency relationship can be established.
  • Persons who have a close relative currently living in the Parish.

Locality generally means the Parish in which the development is taking place or the immediately adjacent Parishes.  These criteria are site specific and you should contact First Step Homes for the actual criteria against which you would be assessed.

Register now

To register your interest for one of our current or forthcoming developments complete our online form.

Alternatively, please contact our Bristol office on 0117 907 4378 or our Truro office on 01872 276543.

Help us help you!

If you are interested in an affordable home but can’t find a First Step Homes development that you qualify for please contact us and we will add your details to our database.  If we can demonstrate a housing need in any given area we will prioritise our search for new sites to address this need.

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