Housing

To find accommodation in Bradford you can either:

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

 or

  • 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.

Useful Housing List

  • Private Renting
    In this section, you can find out about: how to find privately rented accommodation your landlord’s responsibilities your responsibilities your rights your living conditions living in a shared house Finding […]
  • Bradford Homes
    Bradford Council does not own homes for people to rent. In Bradford District, Housing Associations provide rented housing called Social Housing. This can be a good option for people on […]
  • Housing Associations
    Housing associations provide rented housing. The housing is similar to local council housing. This can be a good option for people on a low income. Housing associations do not make […]
  • Buying Your Own Home
    If you would like buy your own home, most people use a mortgage to allow them to borrow enough money. You need to have a job with a regular income […]
  • Asylum Housing
    If you are seeking asylum you may be living in a shared house or flat, or you may be living in a bigger building with other residents. Mears Housing Management […]
  • If You Become Homeless
    If you become homeless, or are worried you are going to be homeless soon, you should contact the Council’s Housing Options Team. They can help you find accommodation. If you […]
  • Paying Your Household Bills
    Some landlords may include some of your bills in the rent. If your landlord does not do this, you need to set up your utility bills when you move into […]
  • Paying Your Council Tax
    When you live in Bradford, you need to pay Council Tax to Bradford Council. The money is used by Bradford Council to pay for local services. (If you live in […]

Housing Maps Listings

AROUK – Arakan Rohingya Organisation UK

Notice:

This business is currently affected by COVID-19 restrictions.

Quaker Meeting House, Russell Street BD5 0JB

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: 6 May 2021

Horton Housing Volunteer Services

Bewick House, 16 Eldon Place BD1 3AZ

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: 6 May 2021

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: 12 May 2021

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

Homelessness and Universal Credit advice and support

Devonshire Street, Keighley
This Listing was last updated: 19 February 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.

NewStart
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

Notice:

Bradford Nightstop has paused its service during the Coronavirus crisis, but hopes to be up and running again soon. The email address continues to be monitored.

Carlisle Business Centre, 60 Carlisle Road, Bradford, BD8 8BD

Bradford Nightstop provides free emergency accommodation for young homeless people aged 16-25 in the homes of trained volunteers or in a room at a local hostel. Our accommodation is for one night at a time. Young People are provided with an evening meal and the chance of a bath or a shower.

We are currently looking for volunteers: click here for details

This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021

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).
 
Please see our referral page for more details.
Hope Housing are looking for volunteers.

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: 24 November 2020

Abigail Housing – Bradford

Notice:

Both the Refugee Housing Project and Destitution Project are still operating, with project staff working from home.

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

Destitution Project: housing in Bradford for asylum seekers made homeless by negative asylum decisions. Contact: 07908 364112; [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: 07743 189314; [email protected]

Volunteering Project: St Clair Brown; [email protected]

We are not recruiting any more volunteers at present.

This Listing was last updated: 13 May 2021

BEACON

Notice:

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the BEACON office is closed. Staff and volunteers are working remotely whenever possible. Please email [email protected] or call 07419 990578 for further information on service provision at this time.

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:

  • McKenzie Friends are trained volunteers who provide moral support and informed help for those without access to legal representation, appealing against asylum decisions at Phoenix House Immigration and Asylum tribunal hearing centre, or wishing to make a fresh claim. 07531 576330 [email protected]
  • CHAT Phoenix House Volunteers offer a warm welcome, simple refreshments and signposting to asylum seekers waiting for their appeals to start at Phoenix House.
    07506 211756 [email protected]
  • CHAT English Club Asylum seekers and other non-English speakers can practise their conversational English in a friendly environment. Open to all abilities. Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00 noon at Touchstone (see address below) 07754 228569 [email protected]
  • BEACON Hosting Project provides short and medium accommodation for destitute asylum seekers within the homes of volunteer hosts. [email protected]; 07505 053149

07419 990578

Please contact us by phone or email, visits by appointment only.

Opening Times:

Tuesday: 10am-4.30pm
Wednesday: 1.30pm-4.30pm
Thursday: 10am-4.30pm
Friday: 10am-4.30pm
This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021
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