Housing advice From 1 April 2021 the Housing Options Service Trafford (HOST) will come under the direct control of Trafford Council, following the decision to bring the service back in-house. More information about the return of HOST. Housing Options Service Trafford (HOST) provides housing and homelessness advice to all residents living within the borough of Trafford. If you need help or assistance with housing or homelessness, please contact HOST. HOST opening times You can contact HOST by calling 0161 912 2230. Alternatively, you can come into the office and talk to someone face to face. The office at Sale Waterside, M33 7ZF is open during the following hours: DayOpening timeClosing time Monday 9am 5pm Tuesday 9am 5pm Wednesday 1pm 5pm Thursday 9am 5pm Friday 9am 5pm Saturday and Sunday Closed You can also contact HOST via email at HOST@salixhomes.co.uk Every Wednesday morning the service is closed for staff training and opens at 1pm. If you become homeless outside of these hours, contact the Emergency Duty Team by telephoning 0800 218 2000. HOST is a busy service and it may be difficult to get through on the phone. If you wish to email the HOST mailbox is checked regularly. All non-urgent enquiries will be responded to within 3 working days. Interviews are held in private interview rooms and, where requested, a same sex officer will be available to offer advice. We also offer interpreters and signers and a mini-com service is available. Trafford Home Search opening hours You can contact Trafford Home Search by calling 0161 537 3108. The opening hours are: DayOpening timeClosing time Monday Closed Closed Tuesday Closed Closed Wednesday 2pm 4pm Thursday 10am 4pm Friday 10am 5pm Saturday and Sunday Closed Closed 12.30 – 1.30pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Useful links Buying a home Private lettings Mutual exchanges Trafford Bond Scheme Landlord disputes Leaving care Leave to remain Leaving the armed forces Pinpoint Changes in circumstances Homelessness Our legal homelessness duties Temporary accommodation Benefit entitlement advice Problems paying your mortgage Problems paying your rent Help staying in your current home Relationship breakdown Rough sleepers Veterans' Gateway Autism As part of the Greater Manchester Autism Strategy, a series of easy-read guides for those with autism have been produced in relation to housing and homelessness.