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Housing Options Self Assessment Service

Thank you for visiting Dumfries & Galloway's Housing Options Self Assessment Service.  We will deal with your request, query or information but it might take us a bit longer than normal.

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an effect on Council resources and staffing levels.

These are unprecedented and challenging times and we are working across Dumfries and Galloway to respond to the situation as it develops, following official advice.


The Housing Options and Homeless Offices in Annan, Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Stranraer are closed to the public.

If you are homeless tonight and have nowhere to stay, telephone the following numbers:

  • Annan: 01461 207019 between 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri
  • Dumfries: 01387 260783 between 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri
  • Kirkcudbright: 01557 332234 between 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri
  • Stranraer: 01776 888312 between 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri

If you are homeless and have nowhere to stay after 5pm on a Monday-Friday or a weekend, please telephone the Out of Hours Service on 01387 273660.

For all other enquires please only contact us by telephone or email.  These contact details can be found below.

Scottish Welfare Fund (Crisis Grant and Community Care Grant)
Telephone: 030 33 33 3007

Housing Benefit & Council Tax Reduction
Telephone: 030 33 33 3006

Council Tax
Telephone: 030 33 33 3005


Welcome to Dumfries & Galloway Council's Housing Options Self Assessment Service.

Dumfries & Galloway is a very popular place to live. As the Council is a stock transfer authority, all affordable housing stock is provided by Registered Social Landlords (RSL).

As there is more demand for affordable housing than supply, this tool has been created to assist you in finding out all the housing options that are available to you. By answering questions relating to your household size, tenure, income, etc. this helpful housing options self-assessment will provide you with a personalised summary of the housing options that are suitable for you.

At the end of the assessment, you will be provided with an Action Plan (which you can email or print off) which provides details on the next steps you may wish to take to help resolve your housing situation. You can also access information on benefits advice, financial and budgeting advice and employability agencies.

Unfortunately, there is a limited availability of affordable housing to rent, for example, within the past reporting year (2018/19) 1,289 properties became available from the main RSL's (Homes for D&G Partners and Loreburn Housing Association). However, during the same time period, Homes for D&G reported registration of 2,757 new applications. This means that they are not in a position to offer a property to everyone who applies for housing. Those receiving offers are those in urgent housing need such as people who are homeless, have medical needs and families living in overcrowded accommodation.

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Published: Monday 25 November 2019

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