Getting housing from the council or a housing association

Social tenancies are cheaper and more secure than renting privately. If you're 16 and over you can apply for housing from any council or housing association in Scotland.

Applying for housing from the council or a housing association

How the waiting list works for social housing

Complaining about social housing application decisions

About renting your home from the council

Last updated: 10 March 2022

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