We aim to provide applicants with as much information as possible in order that they can make informed decisions about where they would like to live. Last year, there were a total of 802 new applications for housing in Craven and at 31st March 2016 there were 547 active applications. The biggest demand for housing remains in Skipton.
In the same period we housed 248 applicants, and it did not follow that most of these were in a high priority banding. Gold band applicants made up 15% of households accommodated, 51% were silver banded, and 33% of customers assisted into social housing were in bronze band.
The average waiting time for those who were made an offer varied depending on the banding of their housing application. Those in gold band waited, on average, 346 days (from the date of banding); those in silver band 258 days; those in bronze band 522 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. As a result, we have produced a table showing the location of the social housing across the district, along with the number and type of property within each area.
Please note, this is NOT a list of vacant properties. Vacant properties are advertised as and when they become available on the North Yorkshire HomeChoice website