Why rent with us

When you rent a home with us, we offer you so much more than just four walls. You'll get peace of mind and support from our award-winning customer services’ Hub. Our rents are all classed as ‘affordable’ and are therefore less than those associated with privately renting and with over 5,000 customers currently accessing our services across the North West, North East, Yorkshire and Derbyshire, we h



of our residents love when they live

50 years’

50 years’

experience of finding our customers the right home



properties from you to choose from

Our values are built around supporting our customers. We offer choice about housing and supporting services, enabling you to lead a good quality of life and right level of independence.

Not-for profit

We're here for you and not for profit. All our profits are used to improve the products, services and value we offer and to deliver affordable rents for the duration of your tenancy.


As a housing associations, we're held accountable to the regulator, providing greater protection to customers than the private rented sector.

50 years' housing experience

You are in experienced hands; with decades helping customers find the right homes.

Frequently asked questions

Anyone over the age of 16 can apply to rent one of our properties.

Applicants between the ages of 16 and 18 will, however, be required to provide a guarantor and we strongly recommend that they seek advice from social services and/or the local authority homeless services.

Applicants looking for our Independent Living properties must normally be 55 years of age. In the case of couples, one partner should have reached 55. In certain circumstances, however, we can consider applicants under the age of 55, e.g. someone who is registered disabled and is in receipt of a relevant disability benefit. Some of our schemes have specific restrictions on who can apply. You will be advised of any restrictions on application.

At Johnnie Johnson Housing we have a clear Equality and Diversity policy. We welcome applications from anyone regardless of age, gender, religious beliefs, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, physical characteristics or disability.

Using our new property website, you can bid on a maximum of 3 properties at any one time. However, if we have made you an offer of a property you will no longer be permitted to place bids and any previous bids for other properties will not be considered, pending the signing of the tenancy.

Johnnie Johnson Housing uses a Banding system to assess a person’s level of housing need. Your current housing circumstances will be assessed and you will be given the Band which reflects how urgently you need to move.

There are five Housing Need Bands and all applications received from people who want to move into a Johnnie Johnson rented property will be assessed and placed in one of the Bands. You can find out more about the Bands on our property website.

When allocating a property we will shortlist applicants, taking into account:

  • Their housing need (i.e. their Band)
  • Who will occupy the property fully (see ‘How we calculate bedroom need’)
  • The effective date of their application (i.e. the date that their Band was awarded)
  • Any other eligibility rules such as local connection, age limits etc.

Use our guide to find on how to bid on properties and manage your account. There you can find all the details you need about bidding, managing your bids, and offers of accommodation.

It’s easy to register online – all you need is an email and a password. Simply create an account to get started.

For more details on how to sign up, read all you need to know as a new applicant.

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