For access to North Yorkshire Home Choice , you will need to complete an application for housing. The application form and the details you give to us allow us to fulfil our role as social housing providers , to enable us to to confirm that you are eligible for social housing, qualify for access to the North Yorkshire Home Choice housing register and allow us to assess your housing needs.. Please read our Privacy Notice before you provide your personal information.
Applicants must be eligible for social housing as per government legislation.
Legislation states that an applicant may be ineligible for an allocation of accomodation under s.160ZA(2) or (4) Part 6 Housing Act 1996.
Section s.160ZA(6) provides that housing authorities may only allocate accomodation to people who are defined as qualifying persons and section s.160ZA(7) gives the power to decide the classes of people who are or are not qualifying.
The Localism Act 2011 provided local authorites with greater freedom to manage their own waiting lists and who qualifies for access to their housing register and ensure homes to to the people who genuinely need them. .
North Yorkshire Home Choice Housing Allocations Policy sets out the criteria for those persons who may qualify for the housing register.
Any UK resident aged 16 or over may be apply to join the register.
Applicants aged 16 and 17 (and Care Leavers) will be only be accepted if they have support to enable them to sustain a tenancy and a trustee who can hold a tenancy on their behalf until they reach the age of 18.
If you are eligible to apply to the register then you must meet the qualification criteria for the NYHC Housing Register and have a local connection to the area.
currently live in the partnership area and have been resident for at least 6 out of the last 12 months; or
have lived within the partnership area for at least 3 years out of the last 5 years; or
are employed in the partnership area. Employment is defined as meaningful permanent full or part time. Not casual or seasonal.
have an essential need to move to live close to another person and that person has been a resident within the NYHC partnership area for the last 5 years and there is an assessed need to provide or receive essential daily care or support
has a close family member (mother, father, adult son, adult daughter adult brother adult sister) residing in the NYHC partnership area that prson has done so for the last 5 years.
a partner local authoritiy has accepted a main duty to house or a relief duty, (eligible - priority need) a person from another local authority under the terms of part 7 of the Housing Act 1996 as revised by the Homeless Reduction Act 2017
care leavers as defined by the Homeless Reduction Act 2017
Certain applicants may not qualify to join the housing register and these include persons;
Applicants aged 16 and 17 must meet the following criteria
Where an applicant is eligible and meets one of the following criteria they may be accepted as having a local connection