Council Housing - Information and Advice
Information on how to apply for social
housing and the housing associations who provide social housing in
Ryedale District Council does not have any housing stock,
however Ryedale District Council and our main social housing
provider Yorkshire Housing have joined the North Yorkshire Choice
Based Lettings (CBL) Partnership which includes 7 out of 8 local
authorities across North Yorkshire and York.
The new lettings scheme has replaced the existing lettings
schemes of the authorities in the North Yorkshire Choice Based
Lettings Partnership and the system went live in July 2011.
The new scheme is based on customer choice, this means that all
available properties from a variety of landlords will be advertised
and applicants will be able to request which properties they wish
to be considered for.
How to apply for Social Housing in
online through North Yorkshire Home Choice.
If you are not able to apply online please request a paper form
from Yorkshire Housing at their Norton office on 01653 600300 or
the York office on 01904 754420 or contact them by their
Visit Yorkshire Housing.
You can also email the Housing Options Team at Ryedale
District Council on 01653 600666 if you require assistance or make
an appointment through our customer services team.
How the Choice-Based Lettings system
- People applying for social housing across the partnership area
only have to complete one application form and are assessed in
accordance with the common lettings policy.
- Applicants are categorised into four bands according to their
housing need - Emergency, Gold, Silver or Bronze
- Landlords will advertise their properties and people can choose
which homes they are interested in 'bidding' for. 'Bid' is
the term used to mean that you want to apply for the property.
- The property will generally be offered to the applicant with
the greatest housing need, who expresses an interest in the
property, and meets the criteria
- Properties are advertised weekly.
- Applicants are able to 'bid' on up to 3 properties a week.
- Applicants are notified if they are the highest banded
- The Choice Based Lettings system enables people to express an
interest in available properties rather than being selected from a
- Once the bidding deadline has ended, the property is offered to
the eligible person in the highest band.
Generally people housed by Housing Associations are those
defined as being in 'housing need' but eligibility criteria may
differ between Housing Associations.
Housing Associations In Ryedale
The main social housing provider in the district is Yorkshire Housing.
Other Housing Associations or Registered Social Landlords (RSLs)
with properties in Ryedale are:
There is a huge demand on all types of housing within the
District and this means that there are a large number of households
already awaiting social housing, the demand for social housing far
outweighs the supply and therefore this option may not be realistic
For general housing advice please make an appointment for a
Housing Options Interview by ringing 01653 600666 to speak to an
officer or to arrange an appointment.