Your Housing Options

 
The Housing Options team aim to give help and advice to people in two different situations: those who are homeless and those who are looking for a long term property. Finding long term accommodation can be a lengthy process and there is currently a long waiting list for council housing. If that is what you are looking for, please go to our Looking for a home page. 
 
We are here to try to help prevent you from becoming homeless. We can offer appropriate, personalised housing advice to meet your needs in circumstances such as:
  • Being served notice
  • Trying to find a landlord who will accept Housing Benefit or a Deposit Bond
  • Being asked to leave by family or friends
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Debt, including rent arrears
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Coming out of hospital or prison.

If you would like a Housing Options assessment, please complete our Initial Housing Assessment form and declaration. The form asks questions about the current circumstances for you and any other members of your household. Please complete the form with all of your details. Once we have received your form we will endeavour to contact your within 24 hours, excluding weekends and public holidays.

Information about the data we will collect and how we will handle it can be found in the following  Privacy Notice Homelessness and Housing Options.docx [docx] 24KB  and in the  Privacy Notice for data provided to the Ministry of Housing.docx [docx] 24KB .

 

Contact us
By phone on 01903 737552
In person at Bognor Regis Town Hall or the Civic Centre in Littlehampton
Appointments can be offered at Bognor Regis Town Hall or the Civic Centre

 

 

Duty to Refer: 1 October 2018

If you represent a partner organisation that has the Duty to Refer with effect from October 2018 (See List.docx [docx] 15KB ) and you have a client in your service who is homeless or threatened with homelessness, and who has a connection to Arun, please complete the attached Duty to refer form.docx [docx] 106KB, with the client’s consent, and email it to dutytorefer@arun.gov.uk

The form also has the contact details for other Councils within West Sussex if your client has a local connection to one of those Council areas.

Emergencies
If you are homeless and need somewhere to stay immediately, please contact the Housing Options Team directly and as soon as possible for an emergency assessment on 01903 737552.
If you are made homeless in an emergency situation outside of office hours, please contact us on 01903 737500.
If you are concerned about someone you have seen sleeping out, you can report this or get assistance from Streetlink via their website or the 24/7 phone line on 0300 500 0914.  
The Streetlink notifications are sent to Arun’s Homeless Outreach Keyworkers who can offer intensive support to help rough sleepers to access accommodation and make positive changes in their lives. The Outreach Keyworkers are supported by a multi-agency group of local organisations and charities who work together to provide the services needed to tackle rough sleeping in Arun.