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Eastleigh Council pledge to help servicemen and women find houses
5:30pm Monday 11th March 2013 in News
CIVIC chiefs have made a pledge to help armed forces personnel and their families find housing in a Hampshire borough.
The Armed Forces and Eastleigh Borough Council have signed a community covenant to support soldiers, sailors and airmen living in the authority’s catchment area.
In particular, it means those servicemen and women who qualify will no longer need a local connection to be housed by the council.
Council leader Keith House said: “The council has a special responsibility for those who have served in the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force in particular, with regards to ensuring they have access to suitable housing.
“We are very pleased to sign the covenant and are committed to helping those who have helped our country”.