Temporary accommodation

Aberdeen City Council has a range of temporary accommodation available if you are:

  • awaiting a homelessness assessment decision
  • assessed as homeless or threatened with homelessness
  • awaiting a decision on a case review

We have over 350 temporary furnished flats available around the city for homeless people.

We have an Accommodation Unit at West North Street which provides accommodation in a building that has 20 self-contained bedsits with cooking, laundry and bathing facilities in each bedsit.   

The Council will try to place you in temporary accommodation which is accessible to your work, school and family. However, given the pressures on the availability of appropriate accommodation this may not always be possible.

Housing and Support Officers are available to customers in all of our temporary accommodation to provide support where needed and to help with moving to permanent accommodation.

If you need to speak to someone about your temporary accommodation please phone 03000 200 292. We don’t offer a drop in service.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you will be accommodated as one household.

The Council uses different types and sizes of temporary accommodation dispersed throughout the city. This includes an accommodation unit, shared flats and furnished flats. Residents are responsible for rent and utility payments for the duration of their stay and may claim Housing Benefit if they are on a low income or unemployed. For those unsure how to claim benefits our advice staff are there to help. During this difficult time residents will be offered support whilst in temporary accommodation. The Council employs Housing and Support Officers to provide support in temporary accommodation and to help with moving on.

If we have reason to believe that you are homeless, we have an interim duty to secure accommodation for you until we have reached a final decision on your application. This duty continues during the process of review if one is requested.

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