Homelessness and housing demands

Figures and statistics of homelessness and social housing demands in Bury - October 2020

Housing applications

  • 375 new housing applications received
  • Average 20 working days to process an application
  • 1,417 applications on the housing register
    • 705 require a 1 bedroom property
    • 387 require a 2 bedroom property
    • 258 require a 3 bedroom property
    • 57   require a 4 bedroom property
    • 10   require a 5 bedroom property

Waiting times

Applications on the housing register have been waiting on average:

  • 325 days for a 1 bedroom property
  • 390 days for a 2 bedroom property
  • 533 days for a 3 bedroom property
  • 638 days for a 4 bedroom property
  • 515 days for a 5 bedroom property

Properties advertised

Number of properties advertised on Bury Home Options:

  • 65  x  1 bed properties
  • 14  x  2 bed properties
  • 2    x  3 bed properties

Housing advice and homelessness

  • 290 new cases opened
  • 559 active cases open on 31st October
  • 193 households required advice only
  • 6     households were threatened with homelessness
  • 57   households were accepted as being homeless

 Temporary accommodation

  • 12 households were placed in temporary accommodation
  • Average number of nights staying in temporary accommodation was 94 nights
  • 8 households secured accommodation
  • On 31st October there were 30 households in temporary accommodation
    • 18 Families with a total of 50 children
    • 12   Single people
  • Bury Council do not use bed & Breakfast as temporary accommodation

Footfall and access to services

  • 1,277 telephone calls made to housing services
  • number of visitors to housing reception - not currently available

Contact for Housing Assessment Team – Housing Advice & Homelessness