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Managing Debt

Paying Rent and Avoiding Eviction

Finding a House

Properties will be advertised on the ‘Affordable Housing’ page on the RDC website as they become available, including those for resale.

North Yorkshire Home Choice is North Yorkshire's way of allocating social (council) housing association properties for rent and some shared ownership properties for sale. You can contact Yorkshire Housing or Ryedale District Council for more information:

Yorkshire Housing - 0345 366 4404
Ryedale District Council - 01653 600666

Exchange Locata is a direct, online social housing exchange service for tenants and landlords.

Another way to exchange social housing.

Due to the high demand for housing association properties in the area, it may be worth considering private rental properties. Depending on your circumstances, the Housing Options Team may be able to help you to access private rented accommodation.

Tel: 01653 600666


To support someone sleeping rough, contact the Ryedale Housing Options Team:
Tel: 01653 600666 / 01653 697737 (out of hours)

Provides housing-related support for people aged 18 or over in Ryedale who have mental health issues, are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Tel: 07823 349989

The Hub is a partnership of Ryedale District Council, Ryedale YMCA and FoundationUK and provides support to 16 - 25 year olds to obtain and maintain accommodation in the Ryedale District.

YMCA is the largest provider of safe, supported accommodation for young people in England and Wales.
Tel: 01653 691400

Home Improvement

The Home Improvement Agency helps people who live in the Borough of Scarborough and Ryedale District to maintain their independence in their home. The following home improvement grants and loans area available:

  • Energy efficiency grants

  • Property Improvement Loans

  • Home Appreciation Loans

  • Disabled Facilities Grant

  • Energy Repayment Loans

Click here to view the Home Improvement Agency catalogue for a full overview of services provided. 

Info for Parish Counsellors 

The Rural Housing Alliance has launched a Parish Councillors’ Guide to Rural Affordable Housing. The guide sets out a wide range of information, useful to Parish Councillors considering their local areas. It answers questions such as ‘what is affordable housing?’ and ‘what planning routes are available?’ as well as more detailed guidance on Rural Exception Sites and how to deliver affordable rural housing in your local area. It also includes a range of case studies to explore the issues further.


An electronic copy of the guide can be accessed here. However, we recognise that it can be really important to be able to physically hand something to Parish Councillors, rural residents, Councillors etc. when you meet them. Therefore a Flyer for the Guide has been produced that provides a flavour of the content and a link to the Guide, (a shortened version for ease of use). Click here for the flyer. 

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