Local connection remains housing key

Date Published: 13 October 2020

People with a local connection to North Kesteven will continue to be given priority for housing in the district.

At a meeting of the district council on Thursday councillors agreed this principle and that the Lincs Homefinder choice-based letting partnership with City of Lincoln Council should continue.

Lincs Homefinder was created by North Kesteven, City of Lincoln and West Lindsey councils in 2013, but West Lindsey opted to leave in 2018.

Executive member with responsibility for housing at North Kesteven, Cllr Ian Carrington said: “There are lots of benefits in continuing to operate the Lincs Homefinder partnership with City of Lincoln. Although we have separate lettings policies both councils can use the same IT system and we are still able to reflect the different housing pressures in each council area.

“Our Council is committed to helping applicants to have an active role in choosing where they live and to help those in greatest need by making best use of the limited supply of housing that is available.”

More information and details of how to apply for a home can be found on the Lincshomefinder website.

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