Housing allocations

Housing Allocations

Homes Direct logoEast Northamptonshire Council no longer own any housing stock.  We do however still maintain a Housing Register for those wishing to apply for social housing in the district. Housing is allocated to applicants on the Register via a Choice Based Lettings Scheme, Homes Direct. This Choice Based Lettings approach involves the Council and housing associations working in partnership to improve customer choice in obtaining rented accommodation.

Available properties are advertised weekly and applicants express an interest in (or bid on) on the properties they would like to live in. At the closing date, bids are sorted and the property is offered to the person in the highest band with the earliest application date.

Midland Heart are the Council's contractor responsible for the day to day running of the Homes Direct Scheme. If you are interested in applying for housing or viewing available properties.

Homes Direct, 50 High Street South, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 0QX.

If you have any queries about your application please contact Homes Direct Tel: 0345 600 5050 for a Housing Options Officer to help you.

East Northamptonshire Council, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, Northants, NN14 4LZ.

Tel: 01832 742000

Download Housing Allocation Policy

The Council is required to a have an Allocation Policy which determines priorities and ensures that reasonable preference is given to those in greatest need.