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Housing Grants

Assistance for Homeowners

The overall aim of Bedford’s Private Sector Housing Strategy is to improve private sector housing and its environment in the Borough through the continuous development of housing renewal and other strategies and policies. The main sub-objectives are:

  • To eliminate health and safety risks as defined under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).
  • To achieve Decent Homes Standard for low-income owner-occupier households.
  • To support vulnerable and disabled people by enabling them to live independently in their own homes.
  • To eliminate any factors likely to contribute to ill health and improve safety and comfort for vulnerable households.

The following types of grants and loans may be available subject to specific qualifying criteria and continued availability of funding:

 

Grants

  • Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG)
  • Home Repair Assistance (minor works) Grants
  • Home Repair Assistance (major works) Grants
  • Energy Efficiency Grants

 

Loans

  • Home Repair Assistance (major works) Loans

 

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Housing

This section provides helpful housing advice for people interested in and currently living in the borough. You can find information on private and social housing, related support services and homelessness.

 


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