Homelessness and housing demands

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

Housing applications

  • 430 new housing applications received
  • Average 5 working days to process an application
  • 1,398 applications on the housing register
    • 691 require a 1 bedroom property
    • 379 require a 2 bedroom property
    • 262 require a 3 bedroom property
    • 59   require a 4 bedroom property
    • 7     require a 5 bedroom property

Waiting times

Applications on the housing register have been waiting on average:

  • 333 days for a 1 bedroom property
  • 378 days for a 2 bedroom property
  • 531 days for a 3 bedroom property
  • 559 days for a 4 bedroom property
  • 467 days for a 5 bedroom property

Properties advertised

Number of properties advertised on Bury Home Options:

  • 87  x  1 bed properties
  • 11  x  2 bed properties
  • 3    x  3 bed properties

Housing advice and homelessness

  • 343 new cases opened
  • 481 active cases open on 30th June
  • 248 households required advice only
  • 11   households were threatened with homelessness
  • 64   households were accepted as being homeless

 Temporary accommodation

  • 9 households were placed in temporary accommodation
  • Average number of nights staying in temporary accommodation was 94 nights
  • 15 households secured accommodation
  • On 30th June there were 30 households in temporary accommodation
    • 20 Families with a total of 42 children
    • 10 single people
  • Bury Council do not use bed & Breakfast as temporary accommodation

Footfall and access to services

  • 1,487 telephone calls made to housing services
  • number of visitors to housing reception - not currently available