You will need to establish a “local connection” for an authority to accept you on their housing list.
To ensure you have a connection you need to have lived in the area for a set amount of time (this set amount of time varies from authority to authority.)  Depending on the Local Authority they may also accept the following;

  • Have close family connections in the area.
  • Your parents still live there.
  • Your children are there.
  • You grew up there.
  • Need to move in order to give/receive support.
  • You work in the area.

If you do not have a local connection with the authority you have applied to, they can insist you go to one where you have a clearer connection.