If you want to buy a new build home from a housing association or local council but can't afford the total cost, you might be able to get help through the New Supply Shared Equity (NSSE) scheme.
The NSSE scheme is available to first-time buyers. Priority will be given to:
- social renters (people who rent from the council or a housing association)
- disabled people
- members of the armed forces
- veterans who have left the armed forces within the past two years
- widows, widowers and other partners of service personnel for up to two years after their partner lost their life while serving
The NSSE scheme is also available to people who have previously owned a home and have experienced a significant change in circumstances – for example, a marital breakdown.