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East Northamptonshire Council

Most Housing Association homes in East Northamptonshire District Council area are let through Homes Direct.  This is done on behalf of the Council.

Homes Direct replaces Nene Valley Homechoice, which has now closed.

Usually people who already live in East Northamptonshire or have a local connection to East Northamptonshire will be given priority for available homes in that area.  Who gets priority for East Northamptonshire homes can be seen by clicking ENC Housing Allocation Policy.

For information on how to apply or bid for an East Northamptonshire home please click 'How to use the service'.

If you currently live in East Northamptonshire, or have a local connection to the area, you can contact the local Housing Options & Advice  by visiting the Property Shop & Advice Centre at:

50 High Street South



NN10 0QX                    

By telephone: 0345 600 5050                                                                                                                        

The Housing Options & Advice Team can provide you advice on how to find an affordable home or help you if you think you are homeless or will be homeless in the near future.


LATEST NEWS (4th November 2020): Have your say on how new Council should allocate social housing

People are being invited to give their views on proposals for how social housing will be allocated across North Northamptonshire from spring next year.

On 1 April 2021 the new North Northamptonshire Council will replace the existing district and borough councils in Corby, East Northants, Kettering and Wellingborough, which each currently have their own rules for deciding how council and housing association properties are allocated in their areas. Work has therefore been taking place to combine these into a new draft Housing Allocation Scheme that will cover all of North Northamptonshire from day one of the new Council.

Residents, tenants and housing associations are among those being encouraged to give their feedback on these proposals as part of a six-week consultation starting today (4 November) and running until 15 December.

Their views will help to shape a final version of the scheme to then be considered by North Northamptonshire’s Shadow Councillors early next year.

To view the draft proposals and complete a questionnaire, visit

The draft scheme sets out proposals for who would be eligible and could apply for social housing in North Northamptonshire, along with how the new Council would process applications, assess and manage people’s housing needs and determine who should have priority for social housing.

The draft Allocation Scheme would also keep a Choice Based Lettings approach to allocating social housing, which is already used by the existing North councils and allows applicants to choose and bid for properties they prefer.

Councillor Russell Roberts, Leader of the North Northamptonshire Shadow Authority and Housing Portfolio Holder said: “Supporting the welfare and needs of residents across north Northamptonshire will be at the heart of our new Council and the way we allocate housing will play a key role in helping us do this.

“It’s really important that people give their views on these proposals so that we can shape the best scheme possible for our communities. I would encourage everyone with an interest in these issues to get involved and give their feedback.”

The draft Housing Allocation Scheme can be viewed online, along with an accompanying questionnaire to complete at Alternatively comments can be emailed to or in writing to the following address:

Allocations Consultation, Future Northants, c/o Kettering Borough Council, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, NN15 7QX.

For more information or to request paper copies of the questionnaire call 01536 410333.

The deadline for responses is on Tuesday, 15 December, 2020.