A summary of Housing options that may be available, depending on circumstances if you're single person living in Oxford

Making a Homeless Application

If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, we may owe you some duties to help prevent or relieve your homelessness.

For further advice or to learn how to make a homeless application see If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless 

Finding a home to rent

The quickest solution to most housing issues is to secure accommodation in the Private Rented sector.

For advice, see Renting a home in the private sector.


If you need assistance with paying your rent either via Housing Benefit or Universal Credit, it is important to be aware of the Local Housing Allowance rates when looking for accommodation. The Local Housing Allowance is the amount of benefits you will receive towards your rent.

The rates for our area are available on our Local Housing Allowance Rates page.

Rough Sleepers

If you are currently rough sleeping please contact OxSPOT by telephone on 01865 243229 or send an email to Outreach.Oxford@mungos.org.

For further information on what support is available for rough sleepers in Oxford visit the Oxford Homeless Movement website.

You can also Report concern about someone sleeping rough.

Mental Health

If you are suffering from mental health problems, support services are available in Oxfordshire and we encourage you to contact some agencies who can help:

General Housing Register

If you would like to rent affordable accommodation within Oxford you will need to apply for social housing.

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