Council housing

Do you qualify for housing in Bury?

If you would like to rent a council property you will need to apply to join our Housing Register.

We have more people on our waiting list than properties available therefore, it is not possible to re-house everyone who applies and it may take a significant amount of time for those that we do re-house. Due to this we ask you to check whether you are eligible and qualify for housing in Bury before you complete an application form.

Check if you are eligible and qualify for council housing in Bury

Please note: If you are eligible you will be automatically redirected to the Housing Application Form however we recommend that you read the information and guidance on this page before you complete the application. You can download a the Council's Housing Allocation Policy at the bottom of this page.

What if I'm not eligible for Council Housing?

If you are not eligible there are other options for you to consider:


Housing Assessment Team – Housing Advice & Homelessness