There are about 2,000 people on the housing waiting list, and in any year less than one in ten applicants is likely to be allocated a property.

Households will only be offered properties with the number of bedrooms to meet their needs, in line with housing benefit rules.

All our tenancies are initially offered on a one year introductory basis. After this, we'll grant a flexible (five year fixed term) tenancy on all properties with two bedrooms or more. Lifetime tenancies will only be offered for certain sheltered housing schemes and one bedroom homes.

We suggest you follow these links and look at our housing options pages so that you can make the best decision on how to meet your housing need.

Housing allocation scheme

Our allocations scheme is currently under review and will go out to consultation over the next few months. If you wish to be involved please email [email protected].

Housing allocation scheme - summary information

Housing application form

Stock turnover report 2019-2020

The council is currently reviewing its allocations policy in light of changes introduced by the Homelessness Reduction Act and further information will be available in due course.

Housing waiting list enquiries form

View your housing waiting list position online

To access this you will need to register or sign in to your My Harrogate account. You will need your application reference number which you will find on your confirmation letter. You will receive this letter once your application has been processed which can take up to eight weeks.

Please note that due to the high number of applicants on our waiting list we would encourage you to enquire about your position online. If you are unable to do this and would prefer to enquire by telephone it is not necessary to make regular enquiries. This is because although your position on the waiting list will vary on a day to day basis as applicants join and leave the waiting list, there is generally very limited movement in your position unless you have had a change in circumstances. We will contact you as soon as you are shortlisted for a property.

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Page last updated 11/06/2020