Accessing Council Housing

Moray is a fantastic place to live, but we have a limited supply of council houses and they are in great demand. During 2022-23 we created 465 new tenancies, but we currently have 3,318 applications on our housing lists as of March 2024.

Because of this, you could be waiting a very long time for council housing. It’s important that you check what other housing options are available to you.

Anyone over the age of 16 can apply for one of our homes and will be placed on the housing list. This is made up of three lists – the homeless list, waiting list and transfer list. In line with our allocations policy, we will assess all applications fairly and equally. Points are awarded for different circumstances, and your number of points will decide your position on the housing list. The only exception to this is for the homeless list, because your position on the list is determined by the date we received your application. If you think your home is not suitable due to a health condition and/or disability, we can carry out a housing functional assessment.

Once applications are assessed they are placed on the relevant list.  The ratio of allocations to be made to each list is determined each year and approved by the Housing and Community Safety Committee.  These are applied at a Moray wide level (except for properties detailed in the Local Lettings Plan ).  For 2023 – 2024 the ratio of allocations to each list is as follows:

 The homeless list  50% of allocations (+/-5%)
 The waiting list  30% of allocations (+/-5%)
 The transfer list  20% of allocations (+/-5%)

Before you apply please read our Allocations Leaflet and /or our Easy Read Allocations Policy.  These will explain everything you need to know about the application process, including what types of decisions can be reached based on your own circumstances.

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Please make sure that you include your email address in your application and that you keep it up to date.  Any offers of housing will be sent to your email address. You will then be given four working days to accept the offer and arrange to view the property or reject the offer.  You can do this online, at any time using the link provided in the letter.

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