A Guide to Social Housing

This guide explains how to go about getting housing from the council or a registered social landlord (a housing association or housing cooperative).

Last updated: 4 October 2020

Housing laws differ between Scotland and England.

This content applies to Scotland only.

Get advice if you're in England

Get homeless help from the council

The council must help if you are homeless or likely to become homeless in the next two months.

Apply to the council as homeless