To find accommodation in Bradford you can either:

  • rent private accommodation from a landlord or letting agency
  • buy a house using a mortgage


  • apply for social housing from the local authority (Bradford Council)
  • apply for housing from a Housing Association

It is important to know your options.

It is also important to know what your rights are when you live in different types of accommodation.

If you are a refugee with a successful claim for asylum, you can get help from the Bradford Move On team.

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AROUK – Arakan Rohingya Organisation UK

51 Jervaulx Crescent Off, Road, Bradford BD8 8JD

Arouk is an international charity based in the city of Bradford.

It is led by people who now live in Bradford, after they or their families experienced persecution in Myanmar and refugee life in Bangladesh.

They advocate and campaign. They also run many community and fund-raising projects in the city, to enable people to integrate and thrive.

AROUK offers support and advice on housing, welfare, healthcare, schools and accessing immigration advice.

There is a Talk English club.

The Children and Families Service also runs arts and crafts for children, group activities for families, Rohingya life and cultural events and trips out during school holidays, as well as home visits for the needs of the family.

This Listing was last updated: 21 March 2023

Horton Housing Volunteer Services

Horton Housing Association, Chartford House, 54 Little Horton Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 0BS

Horton Housing provides housing, training and support services.

They want volunteers now, to be befrienders for the Connecting Opportunities service.

They will be looking for more refugees and other migrants with lived experience to join the volunteer programme, when their training centre re-opens.

This Listing was last updated: 21 March 2023

Housing Standards Team

8th Floor, Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford BD1 1NN

The Housing Standards Team at Bradford Council makes sure that landlords and owners of properties in the Bradford District meet their duties relating to housing standards. These duties include safety, repairs, energy and noise. The HS Team also provides advice and support to landlords and agents, so they know what is expected of them.

The HS Team will also normally try to help tenants and landlords to sort out issues between themselves, where possible.

This Listing was last updated: 7 May 2021

Salvation Army

371 Leeds Road, Bradford BD3 9NG

The Salvation Army is a Christian charity. They offer a safe, supportive environment for individuals, helping them make positive choices about their current circumstances.

The Orchard has three separate projects : the Lifehouse; Day Shelter; Bradford Orchard corps.

The Orchard provides a drop-in service for men and women who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. We support our service users in making changes and moving forward in their lives.

The Orchard Lifehouse is a “home on the way to home” for single men. We provide a safe, supportive community on the journey towards independence. Whilst there is no restriction on how long a person can reside, clients typically move on within two years.

The Bradford Orchard Corps is a Christian community which supports our service. It includes a chaplaincy for any person linked to the service

This Listing was last updated: 28 March 2023

In Communities

Incommunities, Victoria Street, Shipley BD17 7BN, UK

Our vision is ‘Improving lives Incommunities’. That means providing great homes in great neighbourhoods and helping people build better lives for themselves.

We are one of the largest social housing providers in the UK and formed in 2003.  Local social housing was transferred to us, from Bradford Council.

Our main business is to provide and maintain affordable high quality housing for our neighbourhoods. We have invested over £400 million in modernising our customer homes and built over 700 homes for rent, shared ownership and outright sale.

This Listing was last updated: 5 March 2021

Horton Housing

Horton Housing Association Chartford House, 54 Little Horton Lane Bradford, BD5 0BS

Services in Bradford:

Bradford Homeless Partnership
Temporary and emergency accommodation for people in the Bradford District who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Bradford Respite and Integrated Care and Support Service (BRICSS)
A home from hospital service for people who are homeless or inadequately housed.

Community Support Agency
Support at home for people experiencing mental health problems

Connecting Opportunities
Working with new migrants to develop skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community

Co-ordinated Advice Support Tenancy Ready Service (CASTRS)
A drop-in service to help with applying for benefits, form-filling, searching for jobs and training.

Group Living Services
Accommodation for young people and care leavers, including unaccompanied asylum seekers, aged between 16 and 18 years old.

Intensive Housing Management (Bradford)
Accommodation in Bradford, Shipley and Keighley for people who have support needs and may find it difficult to access mainstream housing.

New Communities
A partnership approach to provide housing, healthcare and wrap-around support to help refugees settle into their new life in the UK.

Supported accommodation and support at home for high risk male offenders and ex-offenders aged 16 and over who have a high degree of housing need and are at risk of re-offending.

STAY at Home (Bradford)
Housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Bradford.

STAY at Home (Keighley)
Housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Keighley.

STAY in Boldshay / Assisi
Accommodation and housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Bradford, Shipley and Keighley.

STAY in Grattan
Accommodation and housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Bradford, Shipley and Keighley.

STAY in Millhaven
Accommodation and housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Bradford and Shipley. Our hostel in Bradford is for women only.

This Listing was last updated: 1 April 2022

Bradford Nightstop

Culture Fusion, 125 Thornton Road, Bradford, BD1 2EP

The Nightstop model – active in over 30 locations across the Depaul UK network – is an efficient and valuable alternative to hostel or shelter accommodation. It responds quickly and flexibly to immediate need, is free at the point of use and does not consider the young person’s status with regard to entitlement to benefit or residency. Young people’s Nightstop experience is overwhelmingly positive in feedback (95%+), and our support and direction to other agencies combats a culture of dependency developing in Nightstop users.

Referrals are made over the telephone from a trusted referral agency to one of our volunteer Telephone Contact Persons (TCP) during extensive referral hours (Mon-Fri: 9.30am-10pm; Sat-Sun: 10am-9pm).

This Listing was last updated: 13 April 2023

Hope Housing

Millside Centre, 131 Grattan Road, Bradford, BD1 2HS
Hope Housing is a homeless charity, with the aim of eradicating rough sleeping and homelessness in Bradford. They have supported accommodation in shared houses and single flats.  They also have destitute bed spaces for those who have no recourse to public funds, including people whose asylum claim has failed, and people from Eastern Europe. They provide specialist support for Central and Eastern European migrants who are homeless.  They run a drop-in session once a week, to support people in their application for Settled Status (EUSS).

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 – 16:30
Tuesday: 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday: 09:00 – 16:30
Thursday: 09:00 – 16:30
Friday: 09:00 – 16:30
Saturday: 14:00- 16:00
Sunday: 14:00- 16:00
This Listing was last updated: 13 April 2023

Abigail Housing – Bradford

c/o Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford BD7 1QX

Destitution Project: housing in Bradford for asylum seekers made homeless by negative asylum decisions. Contact: 0300 1021952, [email protected]

Refugee Housing Project: Temporary accommodation, currently only in Leeds, for those with leave to remain whose Home Office support has just ended, and then help in finding suitable longer-term accommodation. Contact: 0300 1021951; [email protected]

Volunteering Project: St Clair Brown; [email protected]

This Listing was last updated: 13 April 2023


c/o Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford, BD7 1QX

BEACON seeks to address the varied needs of asylum seekers who find themselves in the Bradford district. It is an ecumenical Christian response to the biblical injunction to welcome the stranger; it works with other faith groups and secular agencies to offer care and support to asylum seekers. It aims to encourage and enable the contributions of asylum seekers to the wider community.

BEACON’s current projects are:

  • A McKenzie Friend is a member of the public, without formal legal training, who assists an appellant when they have no legal representative, at a time that is often bewildering and full of anxiety. A McKenzie Friend is a volunteer, independent of the court system and the Home Office. For more information, or to make a referral to McKenzie Friends, please email [email protected] or call 07531 576330
  • CHAT offers English conversation classes and social activities to people seeking asylum and other non-English speaking members of the community. It is a fun learning environment for those wishing to practise their English conversational skills and allows everyone the chance to get involved. The class is open to all levels and focuses on conversation, building confidence and enjoyment. For more information please email [email protected] or call 07754 228569
  • BEACON’s Hosting Project recruits, trains and supports volunteer hosts to provide a home to people seeking asylum who are at risk of destitution. Hosting provides guests with a secure, supportive environment in which they have the opportunity to research and gather the new evidence they need in order to submit a ‘fresh’ asylum claim. These are people who fled extreme trauma in their homelands but who may well have been forced to return to the very situations they fled. For more information, please email [email protected] or call 07505 053149

Update: BEACON’s Hosting project is currently suspended and will be unable to take on any new referrals

Opening Times:

Tuesday: 10am-4.30pm
Wednesday: 1.30pm-4.30pm
Thursday: 10am-4.30pm
Friday: 10am-4.30pm
This Listing was last updated: 13 April 2023
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