(Updated 21/07/2023)

Finding a new home can be difficult so we decided to get a list of available options that are there for people who are trying to find a new home.

Housing Options & Advice:

The Isle of Wight Council Housing Options team offers free and impartial housing advice to anyone who requires it, regardless of their tenure or status, or whether they occupy accommodation or provide it.

Island HomeFinder:

Island HomeFinder is a partnership between the Isle of Wight Council, Sovereign Housing Association, Southern Housing Group, and Vectis Housing Association. It aims to give customers choice in deciding where they want to live.  Properties that are available for rent are advertised each week. Once you have registered with Island HomeFinder, it will be up to you to let us know which properties you are interested in. This process is known as bidding. You may only bid for a property if your application has been accepted onto Island HomeFinder. You can bid for as many properties each week as you want, provided you are eligible for that property.

Housing On The Isle Of Wight

For all of the information you need to understand how Homefinder works, including how you can apply to join the Housing Register and how to search for suitable housing please click here

Supported Housing for Young People:

If you are aged between 16 and 25, single, homeless, at risk of homelessness or in housing need, living in temporary accommodation, or leaving local authority care you may be eligible for supported housing at The Foyer or another smaller unit.

Housing options for people leaving the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families:

If you have housing questions or problems, there is help available for you if you are in the Armed Forces, a veteran, or a family member of someone in the Armed Forces or a veteran. This applies to the following:

  • people who will soon be leaving the Armed Forces
  • people who used to serve in the Armed Forces (veterans)
  • the dependants of people who will soon be leaving the Armed Forces and Veterans

Click here for more information

Other Helpful Links:

Citizens Advice: Renting a Home

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