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.
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.
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||0800 731 2020||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, Skipton and Bentham|
|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: email@example.com||Long Preston|
Skipton Town Council
|Staincliffe Housing Association||01756 752086||Grassington|
|Spences Hospital Charity||Contact: Richard Machin||01282 843332||Carleton|
|Smith and Crowther Almshouse Charityfirstname.lastname@example.org||01282 843259||Thornton in Craven|
Waiting List Information
As of October 2021 there are 574 people on the waiting list.
Over the past 18 months, applicants have waited an average of 510 days to be housed.
The biggest demand for housing remains in Skipton.
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.