Craven District Council

Craven District Council

Apply for social housing

This page explains how to make an application to the housing register in Craven for rented accommodation.

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Craven District Council is a member of the North Yorkshire Choice Based Lettings Partnership, along with other North Yorkshire Local Authorities and our partner housing associations. We have a common housing register called North Yorkshire Home Choice.

 

 

 


How to register for North Yorkshire Home Choice

The quickest and easiest way to register is online via the North Yorkshire Home Choice website. You can also complete a paper application form which you can download from the website. 

Some households do not qualify to join the register, so we recommend that you check the policy before you apply.  Full details about qualifications and exclusions can be found on the North Yorkshire Home Choice website, along with general information about how the scheme works and how applications are prioritised. For a copy of the policy click here.

For information on the social housing stock in Craven, where in the district it is located, what type of properties and the quantity of each type of dwelling, please see our Social Housing Stocklist.


Other Housing associations and their waiting lists

Most rented social housing in Craven is advertised through North Yorkshire Home Choice website. However, some housing associations hold their own waiting lists and have their own lettings policies.

Below are the housing associations which have their own waiting lists and how to contact them.

General needs and older persons accommodation (over 55)

Organisation  Website Telephone  Location of housing stock
Accent Group                   www.accentgroup.org.uk 0345 678 0550 Skipton, Cononley and Grassington
Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association  www.lyha.co.uk 0113 278 3335  Settle and Sutton-in-Craven

Older persons accommodation (over 55s)

 Organisation Website Telephone  Location of housing stock
The Abbeyfield Society                   www.abbeyfield.co.uk 01727 857536  Skipton and Settle                
Anchor Retirement Homes www.anchor.org.uk 0808 102 4070 Skipton, Settle and Glusburn/Cross Hills
 Butterfield Homes   01422 244788  Cross Hills
Together Housing Association www.togetherhousing.co.uk 0300 555 5557  Skipton
Housing&Care21 www.housingandcare21.co.uk 0370 192 4000          Settle
Lune Valley Housing Association www.lunevalleyhousing.co.uk 0300 111 1133  Gargrave and Ingleton

In addition, there are some charities that provide alms house accommodation to older persons who are on a low income.

 Organisation  Website Telephone  Location of Property 
James Knowles Trust             Email: canongraham@mintegrity.co.uk    Long Preston

Skipton Town Council 
Heap-Parkinson Homes

 www.skiptontowncouncil.gov.uk  01756 700553   Skipton
Staincliffe Housing Association    01756 752086  Grassington
Spences Hospital Charity  Contact: Richard Machin   01282 843332  Carleton
Smith and Crowther Almshouse Charity   roberthall2@tesco.net  01282 843259 Thornton in Craven

 

Waiting List Information

Last year, there were a total of 756 new applications for housing in Craven and at 31st March 2018 there were 330 active applications seeking rehousing. The biggest demand for housing remains in Skipton.

In the same period we housed 130 applicants. This is almost a 50% decrease from the year before. Gold band applicants made up 15% of households housed, 52% were silver banded, and 32% of customers assisted into social housing were in bronze band.

The average waiting time for accommodation varies depending on the banding awarded.  Those in gold band waited, on average, 90 days (from the date of banding); those in silver band 265 days; those in bronze band 454 days.

As you can see, we cannot help everyone but the more areas and property types you are willing to consider the more chance you will have of being re-housed with us.


For information about properties available to buy, please go to our Low cost home ownership options web page.