The Issues


The Isle of Man has no Homelessness Act so no statutory responsibility on Government to provide people with a place to live.

Social Housing

Social Housing is available based on a points system. Applicants have to be over 18 years of age and resident on the Isle of Man for at least 10 years, 5 of which must be in the area they are applying to.

Private Rentals

Private rentals are available, but can be limited in number, expensive and may restrict who they let the property to. Financial assistance towards housing costs is available through supplementary benefits and subject to criteria. Details can be obtained from the DSS.


People coming to the Isle of Man from the UK and EU will not have access to the same level of assistance as in the UK. Those who do not meet the residency qualifications will not be eligible for benefits or to apply for social housing.

Call for help now 675507

    Housing Matters Isle of Man
    3 Albany Lane
    Woodbourne Road
    Isle of Man
    IM2 3NS

Isle of Man Charity Registration number 1007