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Derby Homefinder

Welcome to Derby Homefinder

Derby Homefinder

Important changes to Derby Homefinder:

Email address now required

We are moving onto a new IT system on 28 January 2019 and you will need an email address to continue to use your application. Complete a Change of Circumstances to add your email address.

If you need to create an email address, don’t worry, it is quick and easy to do. There are lots of free email providers online. Search for, “set up a free secure email account”.

If you’re not sure which to choose, here’s a good article to get you started: The 7 Best Free Email Accounts and Service Providers for 2019

Signing up is normally straightforward and you are guided through the process. If you need help, here are three, “how-to” videos to show you how to sign up for popular email services: 

Don’t forget to update your housing application with your email address when you are finished. If you need any help please contact us on 01332 640085 or email us at

Mutual Exchange 

You will not be able to use your Derby Homefinder Mutual Exchange application after 28 January 2019.  If you want to continue looking for a mutual exchange you will need to register with our new provider – Housing Exchange after 28 January 2019. Don’t worry, the process is quick, easy and free, see the guidance leaflet for more information.

If you need any help please contact us on 01332 640085 or email us at 


If you are looking for affordable housing in Derby city, you have come to the right place.

You can use this website to:

  • Apply for Social Housing
  • Find out about all your housing options
  • 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 (Mutual Exchange)
  • Update your Derby Home Swap (Mutual Exchange) property advert


Easy steps for information on your housing options and to complete an application

Follow the steps on the Online Applications page.

It will take about 20 minutes or so to enter your details and you can log back in at any time.


Homeless or Threatened with Homelessness

Please contact us straight away if you are homeless or threatened with homelessness.



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  Latest News  


Review / Closure of
Open to All Applications

From 1 February 2017

If you are an Open to All Applicant (you can only bid on Open to All properties) and have not bid on a property in the last 6 months your application will be closed.

If you login within 6 months of your application being closed you can contact us to get it re-instated. 
If it has been closed for over 6 months complete a new Housing Options Wizard and application form.

 Read our Allocations Policy


1.    Complete all of the online application steps.

2.    Follow the instructions on the auto response email.

We cannot process your application if you do not provide the  documents requested by staff.

 Login Numbers

If you already have a Login Number please use it.

Forgotten Your Login?
Derby Homes tenants contact your landlord.
Other applicants contact the Housing Options Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a query please see our
Frequently Asked Questions.

Parkland View 
Extra Care Scheme


 Viewing by appointment

A new extra care scheme with 82 two bedroomed apartments, 20 of which are for sale on a shared ownership basis. Located next to the River Derwent and in close proximity to Darley Park, with many onsite facilities.


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.


Local Assistance Scheme

A 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. 

For more news, click here


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