Oldham’s housing services are moving.

From 1st July 2019, Oldham Housing Advice Service (OHAS) will no longer be based at First Choice Homes Oldham and will be at Oldham Council. You can read more information in our news section or visit Oldham Council's website.

Applying for Social Housing in Oldham

First Choice Homes Oldham manages the Housing Register on behalf of Oldham Council. We work in partnership with ten other housing providers with homes to rent in Oldham and we all advertise our available homes on the MyMove Oldham website.

Our partners are: Anchor, Contour, Great Places, Guinness Partnership, Hanover, Housing and Care 21, New Charter, Regenda, Riverside and Villages.

If you become a tenant in social housing your landlord will share information with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.They have provided this Privacy Notice for information.

To make it easier, you only need to complete one application form. You can search for a home, bid and update your details by visiting MyMove Oldham.

There are lots of helpful guides on the MyMove website including:

You can also update your contact details and update your application there.

Update your contact detailsUpdate your application

Examples of changes of circumstances include pregnancy, a change in employment status, moving house but still need housing, a medical condition affected by your housing.

Properties are located throughout the borough with different property types and sizes to suit most families. We are committed to helping you to find a home and to ensure that you understand your rights and responsibilities. For more information visit the Help and Support Pages.

All the partners who advertise their homes on MyMove Oldham let their homes in line with Oldham Council’s Allocation Policy.

Visit our homeless prevention pages if you have lost or are at imminent risk of losing your accommodation.

Restrictions to Housing Benefit.
A new policy set in place by our current government has affected housing benefits, and what a household may be entitled to. To find out more visit the Restrictions to Housing Benefits page.

Please Note!

Fees & Charges

There are sometimes fees and charges when applying for a home with us.


Our Lettable Standard

This lets you know what standard our properties will be in and what to expect when you move in.

Lettable Standard