Homelessness and housing demands

Figures and statistics of homelessness and social housing demands in Bury - September 2022

Housing applications

  • 402 new housing applications received
  • Average 18 working days to process an application
  • 1,609 applications on the housing register
    • 719 require a one bedroom property
    • 449 require a two bedroom property
    • 367 require a three bedroom property
    •   67 require a four bedroom property
    •     8 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:

  • 376 days for a one bedroom property
  • 426 days for a two bedroom property
  • 556 days for a three bedroom property
  • 722 days for a four bedroom property
  • 1087 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:

  • 40 one bed properties (of which 22 were retirement living properties)
  •   7 two bed properties (of which 0 were a retirement living properties)
  •   2 three bed property
  •   0 four bed properties

Housing advice and homelessness

  • 313 new cases opened
  • 732 active cases open on 30th September
  • 236 households required advice only
  •    8 households were threatened with homelessness
  •  57 households were accepted as being homeless

 Temporary accommodation

  • 6 households were placed in temporary accommodation
  • Average number of nights staying in temporary accommodation was 115 nights
  • 9 households secured accommodation
  • On 30th September there were 100 households in temporary accommodation
    • 84 families with a total of 164 children
    • 16 single people
  • Bury Council do not use bed and breakfast as temporary accommodation

Footfall and access to services

  • 2103 telephone calls made to housing services
  • number of visitors to housing reception - not currently available

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