Housing services Housing services provide help and support to landlords and tenants, as well as those seeking a permanent home and rough sleepers. Affordable housing Affordable housing aims to help people stay in the local area who cannot afford to buy or rent on the open market. To be eligible you need to meet certain criteria. Council housing Council housing is only available in the Barrow area. Council tenants should use the link below to find information about their housing. Empty homes Empty housing can cause issues for the surrounding community. Homeless and sleeping rough We have a duty to try and prevent homelessness and provide facilities for rough sleepers during periods of extreme cold weather. Housing allocations To be considered for social housing you need to be on the housing register. Home upgrade grant (HUG2) This grant aims to provide energy efficiency upgrades and low-carbon heating solutions for low-income households living in the least energy efficient homes. Housing energy efficiency grants and advice Grants are available to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Housing grants Disabled facilities grants are available to allow you to stay safely in your own home. There may be other grants available in your area. Housing support Housing support details the support and care in your own home. It also tells you about other housing options that may suit you, if you can no longer live in your own home. Private landlords Advice for private landlords of housing in multiple occupation and other types of housing. Private tenants Advice for tenants who are renting privately, on deposits, rent, complaints, arrears, evictions and more.