Find a home through Keyways
Applying for Social Housing
To apply for social housing in Kettering including Housing Association or Council housing you must register with our housing allocation scheme called Keyways. Available properties are advertised through this scheme and you will be able to apply for individual properties, once registered.
Review of the Keyway Housing Allocation Scheme
Kettering Borough Council is undertaking a review of the Keyways Housing Allocation Scheme. You are invited to send us your comments on the proposed changes, and any other parts of the Allocation Scheme that you feel should be reviewed. You can contact us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to us at The Allocations Team, Kettering Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, NN15 7QX.
In partnership with Wellingborough and Corby Borough Council, Kettering Borough Council launched a joint housing register in November 2010. Applicants interested in living in social housing in any of the three council areas are now registered on this one housing register called Keyways.
Keyways is similar to the previous Kettering Keyways system of allocating available Council and Housing Association properties in Kettering. Rather than advertising vacant properties in Kettering only, the new scheme allows applicants to be considered for properties in all three council areas.
Keyways is a sub-regional scheme that allows you to be considered for housing across Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough. You can choose which properties interest you by registering a bid on the Keyways website. To participate in Keyways you must register on-line or visit one of our Customer Services Centres.
All available properties are advertised on the internet at www.keyways.org.uk and in a newsletter published weekly that you can pick up throughout the Borough at any of our Customer Service Centres. You can also view available property posters in the Council's Customer Service Centre.