Housing

 

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Housing options offers free advice and assistance for landlords, tenants and owner occupiers across Cornwall on a wide range of housing issues.

Please see the Cornwall Housing website

Housing benefit helps people on low incomes pay their rent. It’s not available for mortgage repayments. Council tax support helps people on low incomes pay their council tax. There are different rules for claiming housing benefit and council tax support. You may be able to claim one or both.

The help you get will depend on:

  • The rent or council tax you pay
  • The people who live with you
  • The needs of your family
  • Your income
  • Your savings
Please see our housing benefit information

Please use the form below to report a maintenance or repair issue to Cornwall Housing. If you are over 60 or have a disability you might be eligible for The Handyperson Service.

Find out what affordable housing is, what the main types of affordable housing are and how to apply.

Please view our affordable housing information

The Home Solutions Team includes our handy people, occupational therapists and housing support officers.

We work across Cornwall offering solutions that can help people stay safe at home. This includes:

  • Adapting their home
  • Providing them with equipment
  • Financial advice and assistance
  • Moving to more suitable and appropriate accommodation
View our home solutions information.

If you receive housing benefit or council tax support, you must tell us immediately if you or the people living with you have any changes in circumstances. Some changes may mean you are entitled to more benefits, but others could mean you no longer qualify for benefits or should receive a lower amount.

Always report any change in circumstances as soon as it happens.

You can report a change online using our forms

Report a change to your situation.

If your query is still not answered you can try looking at our housing information or try searching our frequently asked questions.