Douglas Borough Council is responsible for the letting, management and tenant liaison for more than 2,300 public housing units. These include houses, flats, bungalows and sheltered accommodation. . For more information please click here.
We aim to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live in good quality, affordable homes in safe, sustainable communities.
All properties are allocated on a points scheme. Applicants will accrue points while they are on the housing list. Available properties will always be allocated to the applicants with the highest amount of points.
Housing allocation is complex process. Call us on 696435 and we will be happy to help and guide you through the procedure.
Acceptance criteria for public sector housing
All housing authorities in the Island apply a common approach for acceptance on to housing waiting lists. You should note, in particular, that applicants must be aged 18 or over and have been a resident in the Island for a total of at least 10 years, 3 years of which must have been spent in the area to which they are applying. Therefore Douglas Borough Council applicants must have lived in Douglas for at least 3 years and in the Isle of Man for at least 10 years prior to completing an application form. The full housing allocation criteria and pointing system is detailed in the housing application form, available to download from this page.
In order to apply for acceptance on a housing waiting list, it is necessary to complete an application form and submit it to the housing office. You can download a copy from this page or collect one from the housing office.
Support for housing
Points could be available with regard to the adequacy of an applicant's present accommodation.
To demonstrate eligibility for housing support it is necessary to complete a Priority for Need Housing form, a link can be found on the right of this page. It is important to read the guidance notes, also available to download, before submitting the form to the Housing Department.