One Manchester allocates properties in a clear and fair way, prioritising those who need to move most and have waited longest. We also recognise people who make a positive contribution to the community by working or volunteering.
50% of our homes are allocated using the Manchester City Council policy, which is available here.
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50% of our homes are allocated using the One Manchester policy, summary below:
Everyone who qualifies for housing is put into one of six bands, depending on your circumstances. The higher the band, the more chance you have of a home.
Band 1 - people who have an urgent need to move, such as those with a life-threatening illness, or suffering severe abuse or violence, or living in extremely overcrowded accommodation.
Bands 2/3 - people with a specific need to move, such as those with a serious medical condition, suffering abuse or violence, living in overcrowded accommodation, or homeless (please see how to move from band 3 to 2 below).
Bands 4/5 - people who want to move, or may be in need in the future, but don’t meet the criteria that puts people in Bands 1-3 (please see how to move from band 5 to 4 below).
Band 6 - people with reduced priority, such as those who don’t live in, or have no connection to Manchester; those who have rent arrears, or have intentionally worsened their own circumstances.
Please note that some people will not be eligible for any band, please see our allocations policy for further details.
If you are in band 3 or 5, you can gain extra priority if you meet certain criteria, such as:
You can check your priority on Manchester Move. It can tell you which band you are in, and what your 'queue date' is – both of which affect what sort of home you could go for, and how quickly you could be offered one.
Go to Manchester Move, log-in and check your rehousing status