Find A Home

believe housing is committed to providing modern and excellent affordable housing to our customers.

As one of the largest housing associations in the north east of England, we offer a variety of homes to rent across County Durham

We pride ourselves on putting tenants at the heart of what we do and making them part of our journey in providing better housing services, homes, and communities.

Part of this is knowing our landscape. believe housing covers 862 square miles, from the very rural west, through the hustle and bustle of Durham city centre, to the magnificent coastline in the east.

With our diverse setting, we place a great amount of emphasis on providing an affordable housing service that fits local housing needs.


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rent a home

All of our available homes are advertised on the Durham Key Options (DKO) website.

DKO is a lettings scheme for homes across the county, which allows your to bid for a property of your choice giving you more choice and involvement in choosing where you want to live.

To apply for a home with us and bid on a property you must first register with DKO.

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buy a home

We are committed to helping people get on the property ladder.

That's why we're delivering a variety of affordable housing across the region.

We provide high-quality affordable new homes in villages across County Durham and have firm plans to deliver more than 1,250 new homes by 2026.

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rent to buy

We also offer a small range of Rent to Buy homes.

Rent to Buy is a scheme which allows working households to rent a home at an Intermediate Rent providing them the opportunity to save for a deposit to then buy their first home.

Tenants are eligible to purchase the home if they have been able to save the deposit required and secure a mortgage.

The believe housing Rent to Buy scheme is designed to help people who can’t currently afford to buy or rent suitable accommodation on the open market, providing them with the future opportunity of owning their own home.

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Garage Rentals

We offer a number of garage sites available for residents to rent across the county.

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About Us

We are an innovative, multi-award-winning, not-for-profit housing association. It is investing heavily to deliver life without barriers in homes and communities.

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Right to buy or acquire

Some of our tenants may be eligible to apply to buy the property they live in at a discount.

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