Homelessness and Housing Demands

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

Housing applications

  • 509 new housing applications received
  • Average 24 days to process an application
  • 1,391 applications on the housing register
    • 664 require a 1 bedroom property
    • 387 require a 2 bedroom property
    • 272 require a 3 bedroom property
    •   58 require a 4 bedroom property
    •     9 require a 5 bedroom property

Waiting times

Applications on the housing register have been waiting on average:

  • 364 days for a 1 bedroom property
  • 445 days for a 2 bedroom property
  • 558 days for a 3 bedroom property
  • 478 days for a 4 bedroom property
  • 305 days for a 5 bedroom property

Properties Advertised

Number of properties advertised on Bury Home Options

  • 82 -  1 bedroom properties
  • 10 -  2 bedroom properties
  • 4   -  3 bedroom properties

Housing advice and homelessness

  • 267 new cases opened
  • 363 active cases open on 31st December
  • 195 households required advice only
  •   26 households were threatened with homelessness
  •   60 households were accepted as being homeless

 Temporary accommodation

  • 19 households were placed in temporary accommodation
  • Average number of nights staying in temporary accommodation was 76 nights
  • 17 households secured accommodation
  • On 31st January there were 50 households in temporary accommodation
    • 38 Families with a total of 81 children
    • 12 single people
  • Bury Council do not use bed & Breakfast as temporary accommodation

Footfall and access to services

  • 1,629 telephone calls made to housing services
  •    680 visitors to housing reception