In Dudley, as in other parts of the country, there are more people looking for council housing than there are available properties.
Council housing is not suitable for everyone and there are other affordable housing options available.
Before applying to join the housing waiting list for council housing please read the information below; you can then decide if this service is right for you.
Who can apply for housing?
Our housing waiting list is open to people who have lived and/or worked in Dudley for at least the last two years, except for
- people who are excluded from housing because of their immigration status
- people we individually exclude because of their previous serious anti-social behaviour or breach of tenancy conditions with any landlord
Applications from existing tenants of Dudley Council who wish to move will only be considered following a visit from their Housing Manager to confirm that their home is in good order and all other tenancy conditions are being maintained.
Applications for a transfer to alternative property will not normally be accepted from any Dudley Council tenant within two years of the tenancy start date.
Some people can join our list but will be given lower priority -
- people who currently own a property or have sold or transferred ownership of a property within the last five years and can afford to rent privately
- people who owe rent or other housing related debts but are not excluded
Who will get priority for housing?
We use a banding scheme to prioritise applications for housing. There are 7 bands which represent different levels of need. Band 1 is the highest priority and Band 7 is the lowest priority.
Your application will be assessed on your individual circumstances and you will be placed in one of seven bands.
Please see the Bandings page for further information.