Housing Strategy

Edinburgh's City Housing Strategy

The City Housing Strategy 2012-17 is a five year plan which covers all tenures and types of housing.  It now incorporates the Homelessness Strategy that was published separately before. We develop the plan in consultation with our partners. It shows how the Council and its partners work towards three objectives

  • people live in a home they can afford
  • people live in a warm, safe home in a well managed neighbourhood
  • people can move home if they need to.

The plan is reviewed each year. Download the City Housing Strategy 2012-17 and the Annual Review 2014-15 below.

People live in a home they can afford

We plan to 

  • continue to focus on building 1,500 affordable homes each year
  • increase supply in the private rented market.

People live in a warm, safe home in a well managed neighbourhood

We plan to 

  • invest in energy efficiency
  • improve advice on energy use and fuel poverty, with more home visits
  • develop the Shared Repairs Service and help home owners to share repairs and maintenance of common areas
  • use enforcement powers with private landlords, when needed.

People can move home if they need to

We plan to 

  • invest in digital inclusion to improve opportunities for Council tenants
  • focus on housing options
  • work with Health and Social Care and other partners to support the health and social care integration and to develop an Accommodation Strategy for older people
  • review the temporary accommodation service and routes into housing
  • support housing for veterans.

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