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Social Housing


Vauxhall Court, Collyhurst

There's a big demand for this type of housing in many areas - so it may not be the right option for everyone. Council housing and Housing Association: is it a good choice?


The council, and all other not-for-profit landlords, have rehousing rules to decide who gets homes. Generally, the more urgent your need-to-move, the higher your priority; and the better your chance of a home. You can get an increased priority if you are a working household, or make a contribution to the community.


Some housing is reserved for people over a certain age. You can often get a home quickly if you are an older person, but may have to wait longer if you are young - especially if you don't have a high rehousing priority.


See all Social Housing homes advertised on Manchester Move here


Many people think this sort of housing is their only choice, and accept that they may have to wait a long time. But there are more housing options available now that may result in you finding a home quicker.