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the Service Community

Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO)

The role of the JSHAO is to provide Specialist Housing Information and Advice to encourage Service personnel (and their dependants) to consider their civilian housing options and to assist them in their transition to civilian life. Where possible it is to place Service persons (and their dependants) in to suitable accommodation and to assist Ex-Service personnel still occupying Service Accommodation.

Latest News

JSHAO have now updated the "Housing Options Booklet" which is found through the direct link under "Related Pages". The JSHAO group Mailbox has now changed to  The official opening of "The Beacon" in Catterick took place on Friday 30 March 2012.  For more details please refer to the External Links section.To Contact Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services (SPACES) now based in The Beacon please call 01748 833797.  The military Ext is 94731 2940.
JSHAO key logo

JSHAO key logo

The JSHAO is set up to provide Service personnel and their families with information and advice on the increasingly complex range of civilian housing options. The JSHAO provides a focal point for housing information and advice to all Service personnel and their families in particular those about to return to civilian life, and to ex-Service personnel who are still in Service Families Accommodation.

Housing - the Options briefings

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Housing - the Options logo

Housing, the Options briefings are designed primarily for Service personnel and their dependants who are leaving the Service and intend to settle in the UK. Other Service personnel who are also considering their civilian housing options are also strongly encouraged to attend. Attendance at these briefings does not count against resettlement entitlement. Applications to attend the briefing should be made on MoD Form 363 and sent directly to the Regional Resettlement Centres, details of which may be found on the Career Transition Partnership website. For Cyprus briefings, applications should be made to Army Education Centres in Episkopi, Akrotiri and Dhekelia. For Germany briefings, applications should be made to the Regional Resettlement Centre Herford 0049 5221 880 466 or 94882 3388.

The JSHAO also run on request "Housing Solutions" briefings across the UK to a wide variety of Service audiences. They are designed to encourage Service personnel to make preparation for long term civilian housing provision whilst still in Service.

For further information please view the Housing Briefings link within the Related Pages section.

Affordable Housing Schemes

HomeBuy logo

HomeBuy logo

There are a number of housing schemes that are avaliable to the Service and Ex Service community. This includes affordable home ownership schemes such as Homebuy (England) and LIFT (Scotland).  Following the announcement in May 2011 and the governments pledge to the Armed Forces in the form of the military covenant, MoD Personnel have now been given top priority along with social tenants, for these schemes.  This has been labelled Priority Status for MoD personnel which includes members of the regular Armed Forces. 

For further information please view the MoD Referral and Affordable Housing Schemes link within the Related Pages section.

Housing Matters Magazine

Housing Matters Magazine Front Cover June 2012

An example of Housing Matters Magazine

The JSHAO team produce a monthly magazine called Housing Matters which has a monthly 10,000 worldwide distribution. Each addition focuses on a particular region within the UK and a unique housing issue. Copies are available from your Unit, Hives, Regional Resettlement Centres and on-line. Additional copies may be obtained through the JSHAO.

For further information please view the Housing Matters Magazine link within the Related Pages/Links section.

Joint Service Housing Advice Office

Building 183

Trenchard Lines




Tel: Civ: 01980 618925

Mil: 94344 8925

Fax: 01980 618068

E-mail the Team

'Housing - the Options' Days

26 Jul 12 - RRC Northern Ireland

05 Sep 12 - RRC Tidworth

12 Sep 12 - RRC Aldershot

17 Sep 12 - AEC Dhekelia Cyprus

18 Sep 12 - AEC Episkopi Cyprus

19 Sep 12 - RRC Northolt

25 Sep 12 - RRC Portsmouth

27 Sep 12 - RRC Plymouth

09 Oct 12 - RRC Aldershot

10 Oct 12 - RRC Rosyth

16 Oct 12 - SHAPE

17 Oct 12 - JHQ Germany

18 Oct 12 - Herford Germany

25 Oct 12 - RRC Catterick NEW

06 Nov 12 - RRC Catterick

08 Nov 12 - RAF Cranwell

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