Homelessness and housing demands

Figures and statistics of homelessness and social housing demands in Bury - December 2021

Housing applications

  • 271 new housing applications received
  • Average 31 working days to process an application
  • 1,516 applications on the housing register
    • 736 require a one bedroom property
    • 392 require a two bedroom property
    • 314 require a three bedroom property
    •   64 require a four bedroom property
    •   10 require a five bedroom property

Note: The council do not have any five bedroom properties in their stock. Applicants with a five bed need are able to bid on larger four bed properties that have a separate downstairs reception room.

Waiting times

Applications on the housing register have been waiting on average:

  • 369 days for a one bedroom property
  • 420 days for a two bedroom property
  • 542 days for a three bedroom property
  • 684 days for a four bedroom property
  • 752 days for a five bedroom property

Note: The council do not have any five bedroom properties in their stock. Applicants with a five bed need are able to bid on larger four bed properties that have a separate downstairs reception room.

Properties advertised

Number of properties advertised on Bury Home Options:

  • 64 one bed properties (of which 37 were retirement living properties)
  • 17 two bed properties (of which 4 were a retirement living properties)
  •   1 three bed properties
  •   0 four bed property

Housing advice and homelessness

  • 251 new cases opened
  • 597 active cases open on 31st December
  • 201 households required advice only
  •     7 households were threatened with homelessness
  •   30 households were accepted as being homeless

 Temporary accommodation

  • 10 households were placed in temporary accommodation
  • Average number of nights staying in temporary accommodation was 139 nights
  • 13 households secured accommodation
  • On 31st December there were 68 households in temporary accommodation
    • 55 families with a total of 114 children
    • 13 single people
  • Bury Council do not use bed and breakfast as temporary accommodation

Footfall and access to services

  • 921 telephone calls made to housing services
  • number of visitors to housing reception - not currently available

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