Wulvern is the largest Housing Association in south Cheshire providing homes for rent for over 15,000 customers across the fast-growing town of Crewe, historic market town of Nantwich and a number of charming and desirable Cheshire villages.
Housing Associations are non profit making organisations run by voluntary committees and provide affordable homes for people in housing need. Like all other Housing Associations, Wulvern’s performance is monitored and regulated by our governing body – the Homes and Community Agency (HCA).
As a Housing Association we are different from other landlords in the area because our income gets put back into our homes and services, not paid out to shareholders. Wulvern has now successfully delivered our £40.1 million improvement programme, resulting in more than 10,700 home improvements for our customers including new kitchens, bathrooms, doors and heating systems.
Cheshire homechoice is a new way of letting homes available for rent, which will allows you to choose where you want to live by expressing an interest in the properties you would like to move to.
Cheshire homechoice is run in partnership with Cheshire East Council, Cheshire Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, Plus Dane Group and Wulvern.
You can apply with Cheshire Homechoice and view all available properties now at www.cheshirehomechoice.org.uk alternatively, application forms are available at all partner offices. Once your registration has been accepted you will be able to express an interest in any properties suitable to your circumstances.
Please be aware that you may be asked to supply supporting evidence before you are able to take part in Cheshire homechoice failure to do so may delay the processing of your application.
Affordable housing explained
Affordable Rents were introduced by the Government in 2010, as a new type of flexible tenancy, designed to help address the shortage of affordable homes in England and ensure those in the most need can be housed. It also seeks to give housing associations a way to help finance the building of new homes, with little, or no, grant funding.
Affordable Rents are calculated at up to 80% of the market rent in that area. Although they are more expensive than social rents, they are more affordable than renting at the full market rent – hence the name of Affordable Rents given to them by the Government.
Affordable Rents will allow a more diverse offer for the range of people accessing social housing and enabling housing associations to offer individuals, who are not able to afford adequate housing in the private market, an alternative to social rent. Anyone currently eligible to apply for a general needs social housing property can apply for an Affordable Rent property under a Choice-Based letting scheme such as Cheshire Home Choice.