This House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper outlining the housing options
open to serving and ex-military personnel. It provides a useful
overview of the on local authorities and provides a helpful guide
for both elected members and officers.
The principal responsibility for providing housing information
and advice to military personnel lies with the armed forces up to
the point of discharge.
These services are delivered through the Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO).
However, members of the Armed Forces Community should have the same
access to social housing and other housing schemes as any other
citizen, and not be disadvantaged in that respect by the
requirement for mobility while in Service.
Those injured in Service should also have preferential access to
appropriate housing schemes, as well as assistance with necessary
adaptations to private housing or Service accommodation while