To get a home rented from a Manchester housing association, the Council, or another not-for-profit landlord you must 'register' for rehousing.
Do this on the Manchester Move website. Manchester Move is a 'choice-based' rehousing system run by the City Council and other not-for-profit landlords.
There's a high demand for homes with not-for-profit landlords in many parts of Manchester.
You are more likely to find something if, after registering, you are given a high 'rehousing priority'. This could be because you're threatened with homelessness, or you're suffering from overcrowding, a relationship breakdown, harassment, a medical condition or another serious situation.
Or it may be because you have a 'community connection' to a certain area through your parents, work or education for example.