Register for a Council or housing association home

Find a home

To register with EdIndex and apply for social housing in Edinburgh you need to complete an EdIndex application form. To request an application form please email

[email protected].

If you have access to a printer we can email you an application form. If you would like an application posted please make sure you include your name and full postal address in your email. 

Bid for homes

From Friday 16 April 2021 you will also need to be registered with Housing Online to bid for homes through Key to Choice. To register you will need to know your EdIndex reference number and have an email address to register.

Visit Edindex housing and click the Key to Choice link.

Step by step guidance and frequently asked questions are available on the website.

Our teams are working from home which means our phone line is closed so we are currently unable to answer telephone enquiries. You are only able to bid online at this time. If you have questions about Key to Choice please email

[email protected].

If you have a question about one of the homes advertised, please contact the landlord directly.

Please keep yourself and your family safe by following the guidance to maintain social distancing. Thank you for your patience, understanding and co-operation. 

We will keep the website updated when anything changes in line with Scottish Government advice.