Housing policies

Housing policies

Our housing strategies and policies help us plan and deliver housing in Northumberland.

Our housing strategies and policies

Our housing strategies and policies help us plan and deliver housing in Northumberland.

Housing strategy 2013-2018
A housing strategy for Northumberland 2013-18 outlines our ambitious plans for meeting housing needs by delivering new affordable housing, maintaining and improving existing housing stock, and through providing housing support to those who need it.
Homelessness Strategy 2016-2021
The Northumberland Homelessness Strategy outlines our priorities and future actions for tackling and preventing homelessness over the next five years.

 

Home Energy Conservation Act report 2017
The Home Energy Conservation Act report sets out aims for improving energy efficiency measures for residential homes and how we will go about it. 
Tenancy strategy
The tenancy strategy sets out our expectations for registered social landlords in relation to the type of tenancies they will grant.
Common allocations policy
The common allocation policy is the way the council and its partners allocate social housing. More information can be found here
Housing research & data
This provides robust up-to-date evidence to help us understand what our focus needs to be. The list of reports below is used to inform Northumberland’s housing and planning policies. Please click here for more information.
Private sector housing strategy
The Private Sector Housing Strategy sets out how we will work with our partners to improve the offer to our residents.  It explains how we will work with private landlords, tenants and letting agents to ensure that the private rented sector is flexible, affordable and well managed to meet people’s needs. It sets out how we will work with owner occupiers to deliver the advice and support they need to care for their homes.
Community Housing Fund Policy 2017

Northumberland County Council Community Housing Fund Policy

The Northumberland Community Housing Fund Policy sets out how the Council will work in partnership with local communities to develop Communtiy Led Housing.