Article: Housing Associations

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Barnsley Council has an agreement with some Housing Associations with homes in Barnsley, to relet some of their homes through what we call a nomination agreement. We do this through our Homeseeker housing register.

How do I apply for a housing association home? 

To be nominated to a Housing Association you must first join our Homeseeker housing register. Visit our Find A Home page for further information.

Where we have a right to nominate to a housing association vacancy we will  advertise the vacancy under our Homeseeker scheme. Visit our Homeseeker Vacant Properties page for current vacancies.

We make nominations in line with the Homeseeker  Lettings Policy. So we will nominate the applicant with the highest priority for the area and property type and who has asked for a nomination.

The Housing Association will consider our nominations and if they accept our nomination they will contact you to offer you the property. Any decision made about anyone we nominate to a Housing Association is taken by that Housing Association and not Barnsley Council/ Berneslai Homes. If you are not happy with a decision a Housing Association makes about a nomination you would need to contact the Association direct.