A housing association is a non-profit organisation formed to provide affordable housing.

Surplus profit is ploughed back into the organisation to maintain existing homes and help finance new ones. Some housing associations specialise in providing housing for those who need special support. 

Most housing associations, also known as registered providers (RPs), and are registered with and monitored by the Regulator of Social Housing.

Tenancy Strategy

The Council has a Tenancy Strategy that sets out its view on fixed-term tenancies, the minimum period it considers appropriate, and in what circumstances a fixed-term tenancy should not be renewed. The strategy also supports using affordable rents, where the rent will be up to 80% of the market rent for that property.

If you are offered a tenancy, please check with the provider about the type of tenancy being offered.

Affordable housing providers

The Council no longer owns any council housing, having transferred its housing to Victory Housing Trust, now called Victory Homes, in February 2006. 

Housing associations and specialist housing providers manage all of the affordable housing within the district. Currently, 11 registered providers operate in the district and manage over 6,000 properties between them. 

The main providers with properties in North Norfolk are listed below. The Council has nomination rights to some or all of the properties these providers manage. Properties owned by these registered providers will be advertised through the Your Choice Your Home scheme

Victory Homes

Victory Homes is the largest registered provider in North Norfolk. If you were previously a council tenant with Victory Housing Trust, it is Victory Homes who now provide you with the following services:

  • rent payments
  • debt advice
  • housing benefits advice
  • sheltered housing
  • anti-social behaviour
  • rent arrears
  • mutual exchange scheme
  • Right to buy
  • repairs and maintenance

Other organisations with housing in North Norfolk

These housing organisations provide homes in North Norfolk, but they do not participate in the Housing Register and are not registered providers:

  • Blakeney Neighbourhood Housing Society
  • Holt Neighbourhood Housing Society
  • Stable Door