The Common Allocation Policy is Changing
In Summer 2013 the Common Allocation Policy will have a number of changes made to it. Until then the current policy will be applied and you do not need to do anything. We will write to you to tell you about the changes or you can view a summary of the changes here. As at 22 May 2013 we expect that the new policy be be published around the 27 June although this is subject to change.
Hodgsons Road, Blyth
The development of new homes at Hodgsons Road estate in Blyth is underway and on track. As at 22nd May 2013, we expect the first properties to be ready around the second week in October. All of the available homes (there will be 2,3 and 4 bedroom homes) will be advertised on Northumberland Homefinder about 6 weeks before the first new homes are ready. Watch this space for further updates.
If you would like to be kept informed about when the properties will be advertised please email Gary McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 01670 620260. (Interested applicants will need to be registered with Northumberland Homefinder and will need to bid if they wish to be considered. Homes will be allocated in accordance with the Common Allocation Policy).
With effect from 30 November 2012 we will award additional preference to Armed Forces personnel who have been assessed as being in urgent housing need. Click here to view the addendum to the Common Allocation Policy. View the details on our Prioritising Applications page.
Northumberland Homefinder is Northumberland County Council's housing allocation service, delivered in partnership with Homes for Northumberland, Bernicia, Isos Housing and Berwick Borough Housing. If you want to apply for a property that is owned by any of these landlords you need to apply to join Northumberland Homefinder.
If you need help to complete the application form, you can contact us. Our details are in the How to Contact Us section of the website.
We will use the information you provide in your application to assess your housing need. We will write to you to confirm that we have accepted your application and tell you which priority band we have assigned you. We will also provide you with a Housing Register number and a PIN which you will need to access the service.
Once you are registered, to find out about the properties that we have available click on Property Search at the top of the page. Available properties will be advertised from 00:01 on a Thursday until 23:59 the following Monday. If you see a property you would like to be considered for you will need to "bid".
Our website contains lots of useful information to help you find a suitable home. You can use this website to:
Apply to join the Northumberland Homefinder Housing Register
Find out more about how we assess your application
Search for available properties
Bid for properties that you are eligible for (you will need to log in first)
View information about previous lettings
Use the links on the left to find out more about Northumberland Homefinder.
You might find some useful information in our new on-line Advice Wizard. It'll take you about 15 minutes to answer a few questions about your circumstances and the wizard will provide you with tailored advice about your options and what to do next.