Armed Forces and Veterans Access to Social Housing
New measures announced to provide improved access for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and their Families to social housing.
The Government has set out how councils should ensure members of the Armed Forces and Veterans who need support with their mental health, because of conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, are given the priority for social housing they deserve.
New measures also mean former spouses or civil partners of Serving Personnel will be given extra support when applying for social housing.
They will be exempted from rules requiring them to be a local resident before being given social housing in the area to ensure they are not disadvantaged when applying.
Announced this Armed Forces Day (27 June 2020) by Housing Minister Christopher Pincher. Full details here.