Housing

Applying for a council property

Before you apply for a council house, check:


Apply for a council house until 3 April

Find out what to do if:

Urgent applications for a council home in York

If you are homeless, potentially homeless, or in urgent need for housing due to health and wellbeing, your council housing application will be processed via North Yorkshire Home Choice, until 3 April 2022.

Non-urgent applications for a council home in York

If you are not in 'urgent need' (homeless, potentially homeless, or in urgent need for housing due to health and wellbeing), you should apply for council housing using our Open Housing portal after 4 April; your application will be processed using our new policy.

Existing housing application for a council home in York

If you have an existing housing application for a council home in York, we'll contact you about re-applying via our Open Housing portal; you'll be able to 're-register' from 7 February. Your application will be processed using the North Yorkshire Home Choice policy until 3 April 2022, or using our new policy, from 4 April.


Apply for a council house from 4 April

From 4 April, you'll be able to use our Open Housing portal to apply for a council house in our area. For a home in other parts of North Yorkshire, apply via North Yorkshire Home Choice.

If your application for a home in York is successful, we will let you know and add you to our housing register, so we can:

  • allocate you to a home we own
  • nominate you for rented or low-cost ownership housing owned by housing associations

Other ways to find housing

You may be able to get the home you want, in the area you want, when you want, from a private landlord or letting agent, for more information see:

Also see

Housing Registrations Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 554044