Housing and Community Services

In this section of the website you can find a range of information that you will find useful, whether you have lived within Hart all your life or are looking to move into the district.

Housing and Community Services

The Housing and Community Services department consists of the Strategy and Development Team, Private Sector Housing Team (housing standards, and disabled facilities grants), the Engagement and Support Team (housing options), and the Social Inclusion and Partnerships Team.  All our teams can provide you with information, assistance and advice on a range of housing issues.

This is the latest Annual Report for the service which reports on some of the key activities and achievements for the whole service in the last year.

If you would like to talk to our Officers within the Housing Service please telephone 01252 774420 or email housing@hart.gov.uk.

Our Housing and Community Service aims to help local people find housing solutions by:

  • Maximising delivery of high quality, suitable and affordable new homes throughout the district
  • Enabling local people to find their own housing solutions
  • Making the best use of all housing, both new build and existing housing
  • Working in partnerships to create sustainable and healthier communities

The way in which the service delivers on these aims is explained in more detail in the 2020-2025 Housing Strategy. This document is reviewed regularly and agreed in consultation with other organisations and Councillors representing the public interest.  
If you would like a copy, please email housing@hart.gov.uk to request one.

In 1994 Hart District Council transferred all its housing stock to Sentinel Housing Association, now called Vivid. They, along with various other
Registered Providers (RP’s) or Housing Associations provide affordable housing in the District. The Council holds the Housing Register and advertise any vacancies in the district for all the RP’s each week on our website. We also provide housing advice to all that require it, helping people find their own housing solutions.

Hart District Council has an ongoing commitment to preventing homelessness and works in a collaborative way with local partners to tackle and minimise homelessness effectively. The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy sets out Hart's approach to dealing with this issue.