School workforce housing options
The LA believes that investing our time and energy into addressing teachers' housing needs is a priority and we provide a full range of housing provision to all teachers within the borough at any stage in their career. We co-ordinate an accommodation referral service, offering a range of properties at below market rental levels available for short, medium or long term occupancy.
The referral service includes a variety of local housing associations and landlords. Though liaison with local and regional housing associations, new schemes are being constantly researched and developed. This innovative area of expertise provides excellent support and reassurance to both potential and existing school workforce staff.
Home ownership initiatives
Details of the schemes available to assist home purchase which Richmond teachers are eligible for can be found on the Housing web pages Home ownership initiatives and homebuy schemes. Allocation of grants are subject to funding
The gateway to affordable housing in London
L&Q is the Government's HomeBuy Agent for South East and South West London. In partnership with Metropolitan Home Ownership (the HBA for the East, North and West London regions) L&Q run the FIRST STEPS service for Londoners that are not able to afford to buy or rent good quality accommodation on the open market. L&Q work closely with LB Richmond to help meet the housing needs of Richmond residents.
FIRST STEPS enables anyone looking for an affordable home in London to complete just one application form to access a range of affordable shared ownership and equity loan schemes being marketed in London. It is also possible to find rented accommodation that charges rents that are lower than on the open market. For more information visit FIRST STEPS or call 0845 230 8099.