Island HomeFinder Scheme

Island HomeFinder

Island HomeFinder is a partnership between the Isle of Wight Council, Spectrum Medina Housing Association, Southern Housing Group and Vectis Housing Association.
It replaces the traditional way of allocating housing under which Lettings Officers seek to match applicants who have priority on the waiting list to available vacancies, usually based upon the points system.

Island HomeFinder allows new applicants for social housing, and existing tenants seeking a move, to apply for available vacancies which are advertised widely, for example in local housing offices or on the website. Applicants can see the full range of available properties, and under the new system, they can make a bid for any home which meets their housing needs.

The Island HomeFinder website has useful information to help you find a suitable home. You can use this website to Register a housing application, Search for available properties, Apply for a property, View results of previous lettings.

Visit: or click here for a copy of the Island HomeFinder Scheme Guide.

Island HomeFinder Videos

We have produced a video to support the Island HomeFinder Scheme. Click the appropriate link below to view the video on YouTube.

Island HomeFinder Video
Island HomeFinder Video, with subtitles 
Island HomeFinder Video, with sign language 

Social Rented Housing Stock

Each of the Island HomeFinder partners have produced a stock list of the properties that they rent and manage on the Island. Click the links below to view these stock lists.

Spectrum Housing Group Stock List
Southern Housing Group Stock List
Vectis Housing Association Stock List


If a Supporting People provider is currently supporting you they can assist you in accessing Island HomeFinder. However, if you do not currently receive any housing related support but would like some, please contact Housing Services to discuss this.  Our contact details and opening times can be found in the contact information tab above, alternatively you can email us using the send a message to this service, which is also found in the contact tab.