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Housing services

How we allocate council houses

When you apply for housing, we'll assess your circumstances and place you into one of 5 groups.

Priority pass groups

Priority passDescription
A
  • Unintentionally homeless or threatened with homelessness
  • Moving from ERC young person's supported housing
  • Special cases not covered by the allocation policy
B
  • Intentionally homeless or threatened with homelessness
  • Living in East Renfrewshire or with a local connection and:
    • living in unsatisfactory housing or cannot meet housing needs
    • Social housing tenant with 2 or more bedrooms than you need
    • Existing home unsuitable and delaying discharge from hospital
    • Overcrowded - 2 or more bedrooms less than you need
    • Medical need for more suitable housing
    • Living in one of our adapted homes and no longer need adaptations
    • Leaving Armed Forces
C
  • Need to move to give or get support
  • Live in East Renfrewshire or with local connection and:
    • Sharing facilities and don't have own bed space
    • Overcrowded - 1 bedroom less than you need
    • Social housing tenant with one more bedroom than you need
    • Experiencing harassment in current home but safe to stay for a time
  • 2 ERC tenants combining to make 1 household

D

  • Live in East Renfrewshire or with local connection and:
    • Sharing facilities and have own bed space
    • Current home unsuitable for children who sometimes stay overnight but live somewhere else
    • Live in a private rented house
  • Don't live in East Renfrewshire but want to move here because you:
    • work here
    • have been offered a job here
    • are looking for work here and have proof
    • want to be near a relative or carer
    • have a social or medical need to live in the area

E

  • No circumstances in A to D apply. Order of priority:
    • Lives in East Renfrewshire or with a local connection to area and no housing need
    • No local connection and has a medical need for more suitable housing
    • No local connection and no medical need for more suitable housing

Contact

Email: housingallocationenquiries@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Phone: 0141 577 3001

Related information 

pdf icon Housing Allocations Policy 2018 [331kb]


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