Housing minister offers more housing choice for tenants

More tenants across the country will have a greater say over where they want to live and what housing options are available to them after John Healey announced over half a million pounds of extra funding to create more choice based lettings schemes across the country and expand several others already in place. The schemes offer tenants greater mobility, choice and flexibility when looking at their housing options enabling them to move across different local authority areas, for example if they were looking to move for a job opportunity. Since the programme began in 2005 more than £6.5m has been given to councils to work with housing associations to provide increased choice and mobility for thousands of new and existing social housing tenants