Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO)

By SPP Reporter

The JSHAO is the MOD's tri-service focal point to provide Service personnel and their dependants with civilian housing information for those wishing to move to civilian accommodation at any time in their career, and for those during resettlement to assist with the transition to civilian life.

Housing Options Briefs – are delivered by the JSHAO across the UK and overseas, which are design for Service personnel and their dependants looking to settle in the UK. Details of the annual programme, including dates and locations, can be found here. The briefs include property purchase, private rental, financial advice from SIIAP on mortgages and social housing.

The MOD Referral Scheme is managed by the JSHAO to support those who cannot afford to get on the property ladder and are envisaging having to rent via their local authority. Through this scheme, some housing associations support those who would otherwise have problems being prioritised high enough to have a realistic chance of being housed by local authorities. For more information and an application form, click here.

The Housing Matters Magazine is produced quarterly by the JSHAO, with a worldwide distribution of 10,000 hard copies per issue. The intention is to convey as much relevant information to the reader in as timely a fashion as possible. The magazine focuses on different regions within the UK, particularly in relation to Local Authority information, and contains information and articles designed to help you when you are considering your civilian housing options. The current and previous editions are available to view here.

Single Person Accommodation Centre for the Ex-Services (SPACES) is part of the Riverside Group (Care and Support) and works closely with JSHAO. It is designed to help single ex-regulars find appropriate accommodation when they leave the Services. Through this service the project reduces the likelihood of ex-service personnel becoming homeless or sleeping rough after discharge. Contact details: email or Tel: 01748 833797 or 830191.

For more information about this service, please contact the JSHAO:

Joint Service Housing Advice Office
Floor 2 Zone 2
Montgomery House
Queens Avenue
GU11 2JN

Advice Line: 01252 787574 Mil: 94222 7574

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