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 your house. Accessible and sustainable homes Information, guidance and support about how you can make your home meet your accessibility needs and be more green. 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.