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Housing Advice and Homelessness

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The links below will help you find where you can get advice to help you with a range of housing enquiries such as renting privately, applying for social housing, or owning your own home. There is information on the help and advice you can get from the Council and other agencies including telephone helplines, websites, drop-in surgeries, support services and leaflets. You will also find advice on what to do if you think you or someone you know may become homeless.

If you think you may become homeless, it is important you seek advice immediately.  With the right advice now, you may be able to avoid losing your home.

Where to get Housing Advice

Homelessness Advice

Renting Privately

Housing Benefit

Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) - to top up your benefit if you cannot afford your rent

Applying for social housing using Choice-Based Lettings

Mutual Exchange (social housing homeswap)

Homeownership or Mortgage Problems

Domestic Abuse

Debt Problems

Our Housing Options Leaflets

Useful Government booklets

Further useful information, and how you can help

The Council's Housing Needs Team holds the following weekly housing advice surgeries.  Please do check that the surgery is being held before you go.

  • Our offices in Haywards Heath
    Mon, Tues & Fri 10am-1pm (tel. 01444 477574) (no appointment needed, first come first served)
  • East Grinstead Library (by appointment only)
    Wed 1.30-3.30pm (tel. 01444 477574 to book an appointment)
  • Burgess Hill Town Council offices (by appointment only)
    Thurs 1-3pm (tel. 01444 477574 to book appointment)

The Housing Needs Team
Mid Sussex District Council
Oaklands Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 1SS

Tel 01444 477574
Out of hours 0845 602 1035 (emergencies only)

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