Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

We understand that the risk of homelessness can be very stressful. It is important to get help and advice at an early stage.

Contact our homeless prevention service now if you think you may be at risk of becoming homeless

If you're living rough on the street

Learn about our street outreach service

If you're under 25

You can access housing advice for 16-25 year olds

If you're a Brighton & Hove council tenant

Please contact Housing Customer Services for the Tenancy Support team

If you don't have a local connection to Brighton & Hove

We will help you access services in your local area

Finding accommodation in Brighton & Hove

There is very little social housing in Brighton & Hove and a huge demand for accommodation. This means that council and housing association properties are not widely available. Most people who need to move find accommodation in the private sector.

Homemove is available to anyone 18 years of age or over who wishes to apply for a council or housing association property in the city. Shared ownership may also be an option.

Useful information for different situations

Below is some information which might help you:

Over 25 and homeless or at risk of becoming homeless?

We can provide help and advice to help you to stay in your current home.

Our Housing Options Team can give you advice and information on what your options are. 

Before you contact us you may want to find out more about what we'll look at if you make a homeless application.

If you've made a homeless application and are unhappy with our decision then you can request a review of your homeless application.

How we use your data

The new Homelessness Reduction Act requires us to collect H-CLIC (Homelessness Case Level Information Classification) data and share it with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MCHLG). MHCLG want to learn more about the help provided to people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. For more information, please view or download our H-CLIC personal data privacy notice (PDF 161KB).

Advice services

There are range of specialist advice services in Brighton & Hove:

Useful contacts