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Housing Advice

Finding accommodation in Stevenage or North Herts is not easy. High house prices and a lack of affordable rented housing mean that for many finding accommodation on the open market is simply not a realistic option. The chronic shortage of accommodation also means that most councils and housing associations have strict eligibility requirements to make sure that their homes are allocated to those in most housing need. It is essential, therefore, that you obtain specialist advice if you are looking for accommodation. You need to know what your housing rights are and should find out what assistance you may be entitled to. There are several options if you are seeking advice on housing issues. This page has been designed to offer useful links & housing advice to help you obtain the information you need.

Citizens Advice
Citizens Advice Bureau operate nationally and provide advice on a wide range of topics, including housing. There are Citizens Advice Bureaux in the area. Click on the logo to the left to go to the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux web site, where you will find the names, addresses and opening hours of every CAB office.

AdviceGuide
Adviceguide is an on-line service from the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureau. Adviceguide gives basic advice and information on your rights, and includes a section on housing issues. Click on the Adviceguide logo to visit their web site.

Shelter
Shelter works to ensure that everyone has a suitable, decent and affordable home. A part of this service is Shelterline Britain's first 24 hour, free national housing helpline. Shelterline provides advice to anyone in housing difficulties, whenever they need it. Click on the Shelter logo to access Shelters Website and find out more about the work of Shelterline.

 Help the Aged
Help the Aged is fighting to free disadvantaged older people in the UK and overseas from poverty, isolation and neglect.

RNID
RNID is the largest charity working to change the world for the UK’s 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people.
They do this with the help of our members, by campaigning and lobbying, raising awareness of deafness and hearing loss, providing services and through social, medical and technical research.

RNIB
The RNIB are UK’s leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight problems. Their pioneering work helps anyone with a sight problem – not just with braille, Talking Books and computer training, but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.

North Hertfordshire Minority Ethnic Forum
North Hertfordshire Minority Ethnic Forum is an umbrella organisation for the Black and Minority Ethnic Communities. The Forum provides various services to improve the quality of life of the BME people. These include information, advice and guidance on housing, benefits, employment, education, training and heath matters.

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