Affordable rented housing can be provided to households who are eligible because their needs are not met by the open market. There are different types of affordable housing available in the Harrogate district, information on them and how to apply is below.
Social rented housing
Social rented housing in the district is owned and let by Harrogate Borough Council and by housing associations. These homes are offered at the lowest rents which are set by the Government.
Affordable rented housing
Affordable rented housing is owned and let by Harrogate Borough Council and by housing associations. These homes are managed and maintained in the same way as social rented homes, but higher rents can be charged (up to 80% of open market rent).
Because more rent is charged, the housing providers can generate income to help build more homes. Rents like this are often charged on new build homes.
Housing benefit can still be claimed to assist with paying the rent.
Applying for a home to rent
The Harrogate district is an area of high demand for social housing. As there is a scarcity of affordable housing and a high number of people who wish to be housed, the majority of the rented social housing in the district is let via our waiting list, according to the housing needs of the applicant. For more information please see apply for social housing page.
Despite the housing need in the area we do have some properties where we have less interest, such as in more rural areas. We are trying to ensure that these properties are accessible to people who may not normally consider applying for social housing. These properties are included in our property listings below.
We are also working closely with our partner housing associations to provide newly built properties across the district. We are keen to find tenants for these properties who have a local connection to the specific neighbourhood where the housing development is taking place. Details of these properties and estimated completion dates are also included in our property listings below.