Homes to rent
Social housing properties in Salford
Demand for social housing in Salford is really high and there’s currently more than 6,000 people on the housing waiting list.
Before you can apply for a Salix Homes property, or any other social housing in Salford, you’ll need to join the housing register, which is known as Salford Home Search.
Homes to rent FAQs
Salford Home Search is an online platform run by Salford City Council, where all social housing in the area is advertised.
You can use it to view properties that are currently available from Salix Homes, as well as other landlords including Salford Council and other housing associations in the area.
Once you’ve registered with Salford Home Search and your application has been approved, you’ll be able to express an interest in properties that you’re eligible for, which is also known as ‘bidding’.
You can also set up ‘alerts’ so you’ll be notified as soon as a new property becomes available.
As demand for housing is so high in Salford, several people are likely to be bidding for the same property. The process is designed to be fair, so people are placed into different bands, based on their housing need.
When the property has closed for bids, a shortlist of applicants is then drawn up, and the applicant at the top of the shortlist will usually be offered the property.