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Grants and financial schemes

A number of private housing assistance packages are available in Wolverhampton to help with adaptations, repairs, improvements or to get on the property ladder.

If you have any general enquiries about housing grants and assistance, please contact City Direct.

What's available

Disabled Facilities Grants

Anyone with a disability who has had an assessment from a Social Services Occupational Therapist is eligible. Facilities grants can range from minor works such as installing ramp to major works such as extensions (up to a maximum of £30,000).

For more information contact Wolverhampton City Council:

  • Telephone: 01902 553666

New Build Home Buy Scheme

Aimed at first time buyers who need help to buy a home, have a permanent job and a good credit history. New Build Home Buy allows you to purchase a share of a property (usually 25% to 75%) and rent the remainder from a housing association. Further shares can be bought at later stages.

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Help to Buy Scheme

Help to Buy provides equity loans to help first-time buyers purchase selected new build properties. The purchaser takes out a mortgage to cover at least 70% of the purchase price and this is topped up with an equity loan covering up to 30% of the price. The total amount that the purchaser pays back on the equity loan corresponds to the property's market value at the time of repayment.

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Right to Buy

Council tenants are eligible to buy their property under this scheme outright at a lower price than the market value.

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Help to Buy Midlands

Help to Buy provides a range of home ownership schemes designed to make it more affordable for you to buy or rent a home that meets your needs.