Lincs Rural was formed some 30 years ago to provide affordable homes for local people in the rural villages of Lincolnshire, where a home was out of the reach of the average wage.
All social housing providers will take account of people who fall into five categories, including being homeless, living in unsanitary or overcrowded accommodation, or who need to move on medical or welfare grounds. A local connection however is also required in addition to these criteria for most of the Association’s properties.
Additional preference may also be given to members of the armed forces who have left the service within the last five years.
Most developments have what is known as a ‘Section 106 local connection requirement’. This means that planning permission to build those homes was only granted because they were for rent or shared ownership to local people.
When letting a property Lincs Rural select potential tenants on a range of criteria, including whether they have a local connection to the village in where the property is located.
A local connection with a village means that a person would:
There may be circumstances outside these criteria and a member of staff will be pleased to advise.