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Derby Homefinder

Welcome to Derby Homefinder

Derby Homefinder

Derby Homefinder is the way social housing is allocated in Derby city.  Our partners are:


You can use this website to apply to join the Housing Register

Check to see if you are eligible to join the Housing Register by completing the housing options wizard

Apply to go on the housing register by following the instructions on the Social Housing page of the wizard

You can apply online to bid for Open to All properties, follow the instructions on the Private Landlord and Open to All page of the wizard


You can use this website to:

  • Search for available homes
  • Bid for a property, or withdraw bids you have already placed
  • View results of previous advertised properties
  • Derby Homefinder landlord tenants can Apply on-line to join Derby Home Swap
  • Update your Derby Home Swap property advert
  • Find out about other housing options
  • Click How to Contact Us for contact details and opening hours.

If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness

If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness, please contact us urgently.

If you have children, dependants or if you are aged under 18

Please call us on 01332 256483


If you are a single adult or a couple, you are over 18 and have no children or dependants

Please either go to the Single Point of Entry Team, Council House, Corporation Street, Derby DE1 2FS

OR contact us on 01332 640085.


We will be able to help you with housing advice to help you secure accommodation. 

Homeless Tonight

If you are homeless tonight between 9am and 5pm and the office is closed please ring the following numbers

Single people/couples                           01332 642151
People with children/expecting children    01332 256483

Emergency out of hours  01332 786968

After 5pm weekdays and all weekend 

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Sheltered Housing Schemes

Metropolitan currently have vacancies with sheltered schemes, throughout the city, for one and two bedroom properties, which are suitable for individuals and couples.


We cannot process your application if you do not bring in the information you were asked to bring with you when we made your appointment.

If you are not sure you have all of the documents you need please contact us to check before coming to your appointment.


If you are a person from abroad and the Housing Options Wizard says you are not eligible for Social Housing please phone us on 01332 256483 to discuss your situation further.



Universal Credit is coming to Derby

  Will you be affected? 
Will you be ready?  Like to know more?
This leaflet explains what to expect and ways that you can prepare for Universal Credit.


 Now Officially Open


Sunnyfield Extra Care Scheme

Sunnyfield is a 70 apartment purpose-built Extra Care scheme for older single people and couples, now officially open.

For more details, see our information sheet, web page or contact us by email or phone Eilish Smyth on 07525 803994. 

Local Assistance Scheme

A new scheme managed by the Council which helps people on certain benefits in an emergency or crisis.  The scheme will not give out any cash but will give out vouchers. 

 Housing Advice

Housing Options has developed a “self service” website to answer your housing questions and help you with your situation.  There are video clips, letters to download and use, general advice and links to other websites with more information.  Visit the Housing Options website.

For more news, including information on Garages, click here


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