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Bidding opens for hundreds of social homes at new Olympic Park neighbourhood

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities

Bidding open for hundreds of social homes at new Olympic Park neighbourhood Bidding open for hundreds of social homes at new Olympic Park neighbourhood

Hundreds of people on London's housing waiting lists have today been given a chance to snap up a social home at the new Olympic Park neighbourhood.

Applications have opened for anyone interested in renting one of the 675 social homes at East Village, which was used to accommodate thousands of athletes at last summer's Olympic Games.

Triathlon Homes says priority will be given to residents on the housing register in Newham and other Olympic host boroughs along with existing social housing tenants seeking a move from other boroughs to Newham.

The homes will begin to be ready to move into from summer 2013, but are being allocated now so residents can plan their move into London's newest neighbourhood, and have time to make arrangements such as school places at the soon to be opened Chobham Academy.

A range of one, two, three and four bedroom homes are available at East Village, which is located in E20, right on the doorstep of Stratford station.

Geoff Pearce, Executive Director, Triathlon Homes, said: "These homes offer a once in a lifetime opportunity for local people to be a part of the Olympic legacy. Alongside the fantastic facilities, first class connections, and endless open space, residents will benefit from modern spacious apartments that have been designed for the future, and are finished to the highest quality.”

Would be residents need to bid for the homes on Newham’s page of the Home Choice (ELLC) website www.ellcchoicehomes.org.uk. Using their bidding number, they’ll be able to place a ‘bid’ for a home. Shortlisted bidders will be invited to meet with Triathlon Homes to progress their bid, and will then find out if they have been allocated a home.

In addition to the social rented homes, Triathlon Homes is offering 704 homes for shared ownership and intermediate rent at East Village.

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