Find a council home in Newcastle

Find a council home in Newcastle

Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) provides council housing on behalf of Newcastle City Council and offers modern, affordable homes to rent across the city. There are plenty of council homes available to rent, ranging from apartments in multi-storey blocks to family housing to accommodation for older residents, all with:

  • No deposit to pay
  • No fees
  • No minimum tenancy term
  • 24 hour repairs service
  • Optional furniture rental available.

How can I see which properties are available?

Properties are advertised every week between Thursday and Monday.

Bidding is open from 12.01am on Thursday until midnight on Monday.

We also publish a newsletter with the details of properties that are available immediately.

How can I book a viewing or apply for one of these homes?

Newcastle City Council and YHN are part of Tyne and Wear Homes, a lettings partnership that allows you to search and apply for social housing across Tyne and Wear. You must register with Tyne and Wear Homes in order to bid for a property. The easiest way to do this is on the Tyne and Wear Homes website. You can call us for advice on 0191 277 2020.

How to make a bid

Active members of the scheme can bid for up to three properties between 00.01am on a Thursday up until 11.59pm on a Monday. Being the first or last bid doesn’t matter. Allocation of a property is based on your current household need, banding eligibility and length of time you have been in your band.

Are you looking for a new home but worried about how having a spare room could affect your benefits?

If you’re interested in one of our available properties but put off by the under-occupation charge, we might be able to help you access rent top-ups that will cover the cost of the extra bedroom. 

To be eligible for these rent top-ups, you must sign up for a property that has one bedroom more than you need and be actively looking for work. If approved, you will receive the top-ups until you find a job up to a maximum of twelve months.  When your top-up ends, you will have to pay the extra rent yourself but you will be referred to Your Homes Newcastle's advice and support service to help you prepare for this.  Contact Your Homes Newcastle on 0191 277 2020 to find out more.

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