Housing policies, plans and performance

Housing policies, plans and performance

Our plans for Newcastle and how we will achieve them, plus regional and national guidance.

Allocation and Lettings 

This policy sets out how council homes and a significant proportion of housing association homes are allocated in Newcastle. All local authorities have a statutory duty to have an allocations policy as set out in the 1996 Housing Act, Part 6. Find out more

Rent Setting and Service Charge Policy

This policy outlines the approach to the annual review and setting of rents and service charges of social, affordable and shared ownership housing provided by the city council and managed by Your Homes Newcastle (YHN), and how these changes will be communicated to tenants. Find out more

Tenancy Strategy 2023

The 2011 Localism Act introduced a duty on Local Authorities to prepare and publish a Tenancy Strategy. The purpose of this Strategy is to set out what Registered Providers (formerly known as Housing Associations) who own stock in the City need to have regard to when formulating their Policies on Tenancies and in any subsequent reviews and revisions. Find out more

Newcastle Independent Tenant Voice (NITV)

Newcastle City Council (NCC) have reviewed the way they allocate their social housing across the city. Newcastle Independent Tenants Voice engaged with residents and service users to find out their views and opinions about the proposed changes to their former Allocations and Lettings policy. Find out more

Housing Statement

Our local housing strategy describes Newcastle's plans to to meet its housing objectives. Find out more

Private Sector Housing Plan 2016-2019

To ensure we make best use of our private sector housing stock the city council has adopted a new Private Sector Housing Plan

Specialist Housing Delivery Plan 

The Specialist Housing Delivery Plan sets out how we will achieve Newcastle's vision of increasing personal choice, and securing opportunities to maintain independence through offering a home that fits with current and changing needs. Find out more

Older Peoples Delivery Plan

This has been superseded by the Specialist Housing Delivery Plan. Find out more


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