Eligibility for Housing Assistance

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible for housing assistance if you have lived continuously in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for at least the last 5 years or are habitually resident. You must also be one of the following:

  • A British citizen
  • A citizen of a country from the European Economic Area
  • Accredited with immigration status giving you the right to reside in the UK
  • You are also eligible for housing assistance if you live outside the UK, and:
  • Are a national of a country from the European Economic Area and have “Worker” status; or the “Right to Reside” in the UK
  • Are eligible to claim a state benefit (also known as “Public Funds”)

If you do not meet these criteria advice and assistance will be given about the help available from other agencies.