The Choice Based Letting Scheme (CBL) introduced by Calderdale Council in partnership with Pennine Housing 2000 offers people who want to rent a house in Calderdale more choice over the type of home and area they wish to live in.
The Housing Options Service, based in Halifax Customer First, at Horton Street, Halifax, offers free and confidential advice to anyone who has housing problems, is homeless or threatened with homelessness.
In April 2006 the Government introduced the HomeBuy initiative. This is a government funded programme that helps people who wish to buy a property but cannot afford to do so. HomeBuy schemes are designed to help first time buyers or people in other priority groups (such as social housing tenants) where household incomes are less than £60,000.