Private sector housing Guidance and support about private sector housing. Housing strategies and policies A range of information on our housing strategies including the Empty Homes Strategy. Housing options Information and guidance about how to find or stay in your house. Energy efficiency Information and guidance on making your home more energy efficient through grant funding and advice. First Homes First Homes is a new tenure of affordable housing which offers properties for sale with a discount of 30% on the market value to first time buyers. Armed forces community Find out about local support for anyone who is serving, or has served, in HM Armed Forces and their families. Shared Ownership Shared Ownership is a form of affordable housing that allows you to buy a percentage share of a property, while paying a subsidised rent on the part that you don’t own, usually to a Housing Association. Homelessness Information if you are homeless or are threatened with being made homeless. Preventing Homelessness Homelessness prevention activities enable a household to remain in their current home. Disabled Facilities Grants Disabled Facilities Grants are used to pay for essential adaptations to help you live safely and independently in your home.