Find a Home scheme

Our Find a Home scheme helps Thurrock residents who are homeless, or threatened with homelessness, by providing funds to secure accommodation in the private sector.

The scheme offers:

  • a one-off cash payment equal to 2 months’ rent
  • financial help to rent a property in an area of choice, if you are eligible
  • an opportunity to find a property that meets your needs and is affordable within Local Housing Allowance rates
  • payments made directly to the agent or landlord of the property on your behalf

The landlord must provide:

  • proof of property ownership
  • an energy performance certificate (EPC)
  • a gas safety certificate
  • an electrical safety certificate
  • a carbon monoxide alarm, if appropriate
  • a copy of the signed tenancy agreement


You can benefit from this scheme if:

  • you are homeless or threatened with homelessness
  • you are aged between 18 and 59 years-old
  • you receive Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance or are on a low income and receive of Working Tax Credit
  • you are unable to afford to pay a rent deposit or rent in advance
  • you would be willing to accept a tenancy for 12 months

How to apply

If you are eligible and interested in this scheme, contact our Homelessness team:

Homelessness team

: 01375 652 652

: housingoptions@thurrock.gov.uk