JSHAO is a tri-Service organisation that provides Service personnel and their families with information and advice on the range of civilian housing options open to them. They can advise on home ownership, council housing, temporary housing, homelessness, and offer assistance for single Service leavers.
JSHAO host various briefings across the country, which discuss housing options and encourage Service personnel to make preparations for civilian housing in the UK before they leave Service. Attendance at these courses does not count against Resettlement entitlement.
For further information on civilian housing options, upcoming briefing dates, and to contact JSHAO, please visit their webpage on the GOV.UK website.
The JSHAO team produce a monthly ‘Housing Matters’ magazine. Each addition focuses on a particular region within the UK and a unique housing issue. Copies are available from your Unit, Hives, Regional Resettlement Centres and JSHAO.
There are a number of schemes available, specifically for the Service and ex-Service community, to assist with buying a house. There are also schemes that offer ‘priority status’ to the Armed Forces and Veterans. Contact JSHAO for details.
A £200M interest free loan scheme to help Armed Forces personnel get onto the property ladder – ‘Forces Help to Buy’ – was launched in April 2014. Click here for details.