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Ask Mo has moved!

Published: Monday 21 March 2022

We have upgraded the Homeseekers website, and it now includes the Ask Mo (Enhanced Housing Options) portal, directly on the web site home page. 

Ask Mo is a tool that asks a series of questions and then guides you through the different options which are suitable for you.



Looking for a Shared Ownership Home?

Published: Wednesday 20 May 2020

Poplar HARCA offer a fabulous selection of new homes for Shared Ownership in East London.

With shares from 25% and some great incentives available, this is the perfect opportunity to get your foot on the ladder.

For more information on Shared Ownership & our developments, please visit -

Or contact us at or 020 7538 6460




Homeseekers Open Day 2020 - Thursday 27th February, 3pm to 7pm. Venue: Spitalfields Housing Association, Hason Raja Centre, 117 Vallance Road, London E1 5BW.

Published: Monday 10 February 2020

Get advice on what options are available to you by speaking to our team of advisors. They’ll provide you with guidance on housing options, money advice, shared ownership, mutual exchange, over 50s accommodation and tenancy & rent types.

This is for advice only – for personal enquiries about your housing application please refer to your landlord.

Overground - Whitechapel/Bethnal Green

District/Hammersmith & City Line - Whitechapel

Buses D3/25/205/254/DL-6

Click here for PDF copy of the advert.

Social housing review - Have your say

Published: Thursday 7 November 2019

We are proposing changes to the way we allocate social housing. Have your say. You can do this in three ways - by completing our online survey, by taking part in a focus group or by coming along to one of our drop-in sessions. 

We have setup a page on the Council website which gives full details of the proposals and how you can take part.

Visit the page here.

Build your own home

Published: Friday 2 August 2019

What is self-build and custom build?

Self-build housing is where individuals or groups of individuals directly organize the design and construction of their own homes. This covers a wide range of projects including a traditional DIY self-build, to projects where self-builders employ someone to build their homes or a group of people build their own homes together.

Custom build housing is where you work with a developer as an individual or a group to help deliver your own home. The developer may help to find a plot, manage the construction and arrange the finance for your new home. This is more of a hands-off approach, but homes can be tailored to meet individual requirements with different levels of customization. 

Community-led housing is where people and communities play a leading role in addressing their own housing needs. It has many overlaps with group self-build and custom-build, but also considers the long-term ownership or management, and where any benefits (such as affordability) are legally protected.


Self and Custom House building in Tower Hamlets

The Self-build and Custom House building Act 2015 places a duty on all local councils to maintain a register of individuals and associations who are interested in acquiring serviced plots of land for self and custom house building.

You can get more information on the Council website.

You can register here.