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You may be entitled to a Council property.
However as you can imagine there is a big waiting list and only a finite number of properites.
What would happen is that you would be put into a band, depending on your need.
For example someone who has a family and is about to be evicted, or under threat of serious hard would be in a higher band, but someone who is 18, living with parents and just wants to move out would be in a lower band.
Once you are in a band and the Council should tell you which band you are in, then you can bid for properties.
There are usually around 50-100 bids for each property.
But you can go on the list, into a band and bid for properties.
If you are on a low income then you may be entitled to Housing or Council Tax beneift
To check please go to: https://www.gov.uk/benefits-adviser
I am sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you want and it is certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?