If you're a serving or former member of the Armed Forces
Re-housing in the area of your base
To be accepted as homeless in the local council area where you were based, you must be able to show that you have a local connection with the local council where your base was situated.
You may be able to show a local connection with that area if you:
- currently work in the area
- have lived in the area for six out of the last 12 months or three out of the last five years
- live with a partner who currently works in the area
If you have left the forces and are not yet working for another employer in the area, you won't be able to show a local connection through working in the area. However, you may still be able to show that you have a local connection as the time you spent living or working in the area may still count.
You should also consider if you are able to show a local connection with this or another local council area where you have close family connections.
You don't need to have a local connection to apply to go on the 'Under One Roof' scheme if you are serving in the armed forces or left in the last five years.