Building affordable homes

Investing in new homes for Edinburgh

Affordable homes in Edinburgh are built by the Council, Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and private developers. See the list of new affordable homes below.

The Council is building homes for social rent, mid market rent and low cost ownership across the city through 21st Century Homes.

The Council is working with the Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) to build homes with private house builders through the National Housing Trust (NHT).

The Affordable Housing Supply Programme (AHSP) is funding from Scottish Government to RSLs and the Council to build new homes for rent and sale.

The Council and the City's housing associations have agreed to commit investment to build 20,000 new affordable and low cost ownership homes over the next ten years. Over the next five years, the programme will deliver nearly 8,000 affordable homes with over 5,000 of those homes forming part of the Scottish Government funded Affordable Housing Supply Programme. Around 70% of those homes are for social rent with the remainder being for mid market rent and low cost home ownership. The Council is working with partners, including the Scottish Government, to ensure there is adequate funding to accelerate the development of sites in order to deliver the Council's commitment of 20,000 homes over 10 years

The City Housing Strategy reports on the delivery of Affordable Housing in Edinburgh and can be downloaded below.

Other affordable homes includes low cost ownership homes for sale such as Shared Equity, Shared Ownership and Golden Share. Further Information on how to buy affordable homes for sale can be be found at help for first time buyers 

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Download the Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) 2019-2024

Download the City Housing Strategy 2018