Access Ownership helps disabled people to purchase a home that meets their needs under a similar arrangement to Shared Ownership.
The scheme, which is managed by Horizon Housing Association, is open to people with any disability, including physical impairment, learning difficulties or mental health issues, and is available to those who are looking to buy a more suitable home and to those who own a property but need to reduce their financial commitments.
Under the scheme, you own a share (between 25 and 75%) in a property and Horizon owns the rest. You then pay a monthly rent, known as an occupancy charge, to Horizon on the remainder.
How does Access Ownership work?
In order to be considered for the scheme:
- you or a member of your household are disabled and receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and
- you need to move to a home that is more suitable for your needs as a disabled person than where you live now
- or you are risk of having to move out of a home that is suitable for your needs as a disabled person
Please note: This is not a Government scheme; it is Horizon’s own scheme operated without any Government subsidy. A limited fund is agreed each year from Horizon’s own resources, once you are accepted for the scheme, purchases proceed on a first come first served basis.
For more information about the scheme please call Horizon on 0330 303 0089 or visit its website.