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What is affordable housing/low cost home ownership?

Low cost home ownership schemes are intended to help people who do not qualify for social housing and who cannot afford to buy a home on the open market. These schemes sometimes target specific groups such as first time buyers and council or housing association tenants.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council recognise the importance of building a strong, vibrant and sustainable community within the borough. We know there are many residents on modest incomes who want to own their own homes and we are determined to help them achieve this.

We believe first time buyers and people earning a low to middle income should not be forced to rent expensive accommodation, or have no choice but to live miles away from where they work, because they cannot afford to buy their home within this borough.

h&f Home Buy is here to assist eligible residents, or those working in the borough, to achieve home ownership. We are here to help you along the way. By completing the registration form at the back of this booklet, or visiting us on line at www.lbhf.gov.uk and going to the h&f Home Buy page, you may be able to realise your aspiration of becoming a home owner.