Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

HOST reception at Sale Waterside is open on an appointment only basis. HOST is contactable on 0161 912 2230 (during office hours). You can also email host@trafford.gov.uk with any housing or homelessness queries.


If you are homeless or are concerned you may become homeless you should contact HOST.

If you become homeless outside of their normal opening hours, contact the Emergency Duty Team by ringing 0161 912 2230.

Duty to refer

This duty to refer places a statutory responsibility on public authorities in England to notify a local housing authority (LHA) of applicants they think may be homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless within 56 days.

Housing advice

Housing Options Service Trafford (HOST) provides housing and homelessness advice to all residents living within the borough of Trafford.

Applying for social housing in Trafford

Trafford Council no longer owns any homes – they are all owned and managed by Trafford Housing Trust (THT). There are a number of othe​r registered housing providers who have different types of properties so it's worth considering them too.

Registered providers

Contact details and links to the web pages of Registered Providers/Housing Associations in trafford.

Housing Policies, Strategies & Data

The way in which our services are run and developed, and the way decisions are made, are guided by a number of housing policy and strategy documents.

Housing Strategy 2018-2023

Our Housing Strategy has been developed to identify the key housing priorities for the borough and the measures required to deliver them by the Council and other key public and private stakeholders.

Housing Need and Demand Assessment 2019

The Trafford Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) 2019 provides the latest available evidence to help to shape the future housing and related strategies and policies of the area.

Trafford Private Sector Stock Condition Survey 2019

We commissioned a full review of housing and household conditions across the private housing sector in December 2018.

Housing standards

Empty properties

In Trafford there are approximately 1000 homes that have been vacant for more than six months. We can potentially help owners to bring an empty property back into housing use by working in partnership with social enterprise schemes and local housing associations (HAs).

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP)

LEAP is a free service delivered to the home, and is offered to people of all tenures who are fuel poor or vulnerable. The eligibility criteria is quite broad and the majority of people do qualify for the service.