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Find out how we allocate social housing in North Norfolk.

How the Housing Allocation Scheme works

When someone applies for housing with the council, the criteria in the Scheme determines if they are eligible and qualify for social housing. If they do qualify for social housing they will join the council’s housing register (housing waiting list).

The North Norfolk Housing Allocations Scheme has been designed to be used by North Norfolk District Council and the Registered Providers and Housing Associations who participate in the North Norfolk Your Choice Your Home Scheme.

Housing Allocation Scheme Policy

The Housing Allocations Scheme policy document provides full details about the scheme and includes information about:

  • the different housing registers
  • qualification criteria
  • what properties people can bid for
  • how these properties are allocated

This Allocations Scheme has been developed in accordance with the Housing Act 1996 Part VI as amended by the Localism Act 2011. The scheme has been developed to utilise the flexibilities afforded by the Localism Act 2011 to achieve the Council’s ambition that ‘everyone in North Norfolk should have the opportunity to buy or rent a decent home at a price they can afford in a community where they want to live or work’.

The scheme has also been developed in line with the Council’s Housing Strategy objectives to make best use of the existing housing stock and support vulnerable residents to live independently in the community.