Pembrokeshire County Council’s Housing Services aims to re-open the Choice Homes advertisement for both Council and Registered Social Landlord properties from the week commencing 27th July 2020.
The service appreciate this has been a difficult and frustrating time for those waiting to bid on properties and thanks everyone for their patience.
As a result of Covid-19, Welsh Government placed a duty upon local authorities to provide permanent housing to those placed in temporary accommodation during the period of restrictions.
The demand for housing currently exceeds the supply of local authority accommodation available and therefore a reduced number of properties are appearing on the Choice Homes advert at this time.
In order to support the service, the Council’s Building Maintenance team have been busy during lockdown and continue to work hard ensuring void properties are brought in line with Welsh Housing Quality Standards and ready for occupation as soon as possible.
For anyone planning on moving house during the Covid-19 restrictions, Welsh Government has put together help and advice on how to do this safely. The information can be found at: https://gov.wales/moving-home-during-coronavirus-pandemic
The majority of Housing Services staff continue to work from home as offices remain closed due to Covid-19 restrictions and they ask for the public’s continued patience as it may take a little longer than usual to deal with applications.
Remember, if you are homeless or threatened with homelessness the advice remains the same - contact the duty team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01437 764551 and asking for the Housing Advice team.
Please be aware there are a high numbers of calls to the Housing Advice and Homelessness team. Urgent calls will be prioritised but customers can be assured that non-urgent calls will be returned as soon possible.
Anyone wishing to register for Choice Homes can call on 01437 764551 or email email@example.com