Apply for Social Housing

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PORT OF LEITH HOUSING ASSOCIATION

0131 554 0403
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East

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INFORMATION

Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25), Older People
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+

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CONTACT DETAILS

108 Constitution Street, Leith, EDINBURGH, EH6 6AZ
0131 554 0403

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information SERVICE DETAILS

Social housing is offered at affordable rents for anyone over the age of 16 in particular housing need, including those who require amenity or sheltered housing. There is a common application form used by the council and housing associations in Edinburgh called an EdIndex form.

What is Your Key to Choice?

How does it work?

The Council and 16 of the EdIndex partners let their available homes through Edinburgh’s Choice Based Letting Scheme EH Your Key to Choice.

If you want to be considered for a home you need to:

- Be registered with EdIndex
- Check through the empty homes available each week
- Submit up to 3 bids for the homes you are interested in

What is EdIndex?

Anyone who is 16 years or older can apply for housing in Edinburgh through EdIndex. EdIndex is a partnership between the Council and 20 Housing Associations and Housing Co-operatives in Edinburgh. You only need to complete one application form to register for housing with all the landlords.

How do I get an application form?

It’s easy to apply for a home. You can download the EdIndex application form at http://keytochoice.scotsman.com/how.cfm. Please note you are not able to complete the form on line. You can also pick up a form from any of the EdIndex landlords (i.e housing associations) and local council neighbourhood offices.

Once completed you should send the form to:

The EdIndex Team
Business Centre 1.4
Waverley Court
4 East Market Street
Edinburgh
EH8 8BG
Tel: 0131 529 5080 / 5095 / 5099

The current cost to post the form using second class mail is £1.19 and £1.26 for first class.

What happens next?

Once they have received your application form, it will be processed within 5 working days. They will then write to you with your EdIndex Reference Number. You need this number in order to bid.

How do I bid for a home?

Look at our website at www.keytochoice.scotsman.com, check out Monday’s Edinburgh Evening News or get a free copy of EH Your Key to Choice paper at:

- Council Neighbourhood Offices
- EdIndex landlords offices
- Local libraries

You can also access the website free at your local library.

Next stage

- You can choose up to three homes every week.
- Once you’ve selected your homes fill in the bidding form.
- They must receive your bid(s) by the advertised closing date which is 3.30pm on a Friday afternoon.
- If they don't get your bid(s) in time, you will not be considered for the homes you have picked.
- If you are successful you will be contacted by the landlord after the closing date.
- You won't hear if you are unsuccessful and you should carry on bidding.

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Port Of Leith Housing Association

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