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The current Keyways scheme is no longer able to accept any new applications until 1 April 2021 when our new North Northamptonshire Keyways Scheme will be launched.  Any new applications submitted online will be automatically closed.

All current active Keyways applicants and the active housing applicants of East Northamptonshire District Council will be contacted soon to take part in a re-registration process in Mid-March to enable a new assessment to be carried out in line with the new scheme.

Applications already submitted and pending verification up to and including the 3 March 2021 will continue to be assessed in line with existing allocation policies, however, those made active will still be required to complete the re-registration process mentioned above.

Important: Please read the information below for further detail.


As you may be aware, government legislation has been passed to replace the eight existing councils in Northamptonshire with two brand new unitary authority councils from 1st April 2021. The new North Northamptonshire unitary council will replace the current local authority areas of Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, and East Northants.

Due to these changes and following a six-week consultation period, a new North Northamptonshire Keyways Housing Allocation Scheme will apply from 1st April 2021.

When applying to the new scheme you may use your existing login details to submit a new housing application from 1 April 2021.  Your household details will be saved, and you will only be required to review these for any changes.  You must then proceed to complete a fresh housing application where you will see some small changes in comparison to our old application form.

If you are a new customer, please use the 'Register' icon and submit your full household and application.

The website for housing in North Northamptonshire will remain

If you are at threat of, or have become homeless, please contact your local Housing Options Team for further advice and assistance.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Welcome to Keyways

Keyways is the main way to search for social housing to rent from councils and housing associations in the boroughs of Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough. On occasion, low cost home ownership properties for sale and private properties to rent are also advertised on Keyways.

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Advertising dates 6

Current cycle

4 Mar, until 9 Mar

Next cycle

Starts 11 Mar, until 16 Mar
Have your say on how the new Council should allocate social housing. 
People are being invited to give their views on proposals for how social housing will be allocated across North Northamptonshire from spring next year.
On 1 April 2021 the new North Northamptonshire Council will replace...
Published: Wednesday 4 November 2020

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