Derby Homes has garages available to let across Derby.
The Derby Refugee Advice Centre has moved to:
Bosnia & Herzegovina Centre, 87 Curzon Street, Derby DE1 1LN
Phone Number: 01332 347497
Opening hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m.
If you are struggling with gas/electric heating bills phone the freephone Home Heat Helpline on 0800 336699 for advise and assistance.
The Local Assistance Scheme is a new scheme managed by the Council. The scheme helps people on certain benefits in an emergency or crisis.
The scheme will not give out any cash but will give out vouchers for items such as:
A Local Lettings Policy has been put in place for 104 New Build and 66 Acquired or Refurbished properties which will be advertised in Alvaston, Spondon and on Max Road between 2013 and 2015. The policy’s aim is to create and maintain a sustainable well balanced community.
Scheme launched to help first-time buyers secure a home
The Council has joined forces with Lloyds TBS to help first-time buyers purchase a home with a deposit of just 5%. The Council has set aside £1 million to help 35 to 40 buyers on to the property ladder through the Local Lend a Hand scheme, which is available in local branches of Lloyds TSB. We will earn interest on our £1 million commitment. To qualify, people must be first-time buyers looking to purchase a non-new-build property worth £142,500 or less in Derby. Those interested should go into Derby Lloyds TSB branches for more information. Learn more on This is Derbyshire.
When will it happen?
The new policy will go live on 7 March 2013.
The Derby Homefinder website will not be available for most of this day because we need to make changes to our computer systems.
What are the main changes to the policy?
Where can I find out more information?
We will update this website soon, most probably at the end of February with more information. Please don’t contact us because we will not be able to deal with your query, this is because we are busy updating the information on our website and getting things ready for when we change on 7 March 2013.
How will I know if my housing application will be effected?
If you have an active application we will write to you.
We Have Moved to The Council House!
The Housing Options service is now provided in the Council House. We have changed the way we work and now have a limited number of tickets available for you to come and see us on a 'drop in' basis between 8:30am and 12:00pm or you can book an appointment to see us between 1.00pm and 5.00pm, phone 01332 256483.
We will not be able to see anyone who 'drops in' after 12:30pm or if all the tickets for the 'drop in' service have been taken for that day. We will be able to book an appointment for you to see us or you can use one of our self service computers to put bids on, complete the self assessment form or access Derby Homefinder.
Single person or couple with children or Under 18's; contact the Housing Options service at the Council House
Single person or couple over 18 with no children contact the Single Point of Entry Team at Milestone House
See our the Contact Us page for more information.
Our new Allocations Policy will come into effect in March 2013. We have simplified how we allocate housing on the housing register, the number of bands to two, the these are the Emergency and Housing Need bands.
We have also made some changes to who is eligible to go on the housing register. This is because there is a very limited amount of Social Housing available in Derby and we want to make sure that it is allocated fairly and to those in most need. Go to How to Use Derbyhomefinder to get housing advice and find out if you are eligible to join the housing register.
We have introduced Open to All properties that anyone can bid for without being on the housing register.
If you were already on the housing register we will have written to you to let you know how this affects you.
You can find more information on all of the changes on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
You can now complete a self assessment form to see if you would be suitable to apply to the housing register.
This self assessment tool will ask you some questions about you and your household and if it looks like you may be eligible to join the housing register, the tool will tell you how to make an appointment to speak to a Housing Advice Assistant who will complete a housing register application with you if appropriate.
The self assessment tool will also give you lots of useful housing advice and help you look at all the options you might have to find a new property as quickly as possible.
Housing Benefit and Welfare Reforms
Visit the Directgov website for information on how Welfare Reforms will affect your benefits and also see the Housing Benefits Changes on Under Occupancy Leaflet.