Apply for housing

Port of Leith Housing Association provides different types of housing for a range of people. Continue reading to find out how to apply for each type of housing.

1. Social Housing

Social housing is offered at affordable rents for anyone over the age of 16 in particular housing need, including those who require amenity or sheltered housing. There is a common application form used by the council and housing associations in Edinburgh called an EdIndex form.

Apply for social housing

We have over 2,400 social rent homes in Leith and north Edinburgh. Visit our office to view available properties in our window, or head to the Key to Choice to view them online.

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2. Mid Market Rent (MMR)

Mid market rent (MMR) aims to help people who are working and who would otherwise be unable to afford to purchase property in the current market. They sit between social rent prices and the full market rate. You can find out if you’re eligible by taking a look at our mid market rent FAQs.

Our MMR properties are listed on the Citylets website.

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How do I apply? All new developments require a new application form. Click the button below to download an application form or, to request an application form for a development you’re interested in, please email us using or call 0131 554 0403.

Apply for mid market rent

3. Shared Ownership

Shared ownership is a type of low-cost home ownership that allows people on lower incomes to purchase a 25%, 50% or 75% initial share in a property and to pay rent for the remainder of the property to the Association. Priority is given to first time buyers, those on council/housing association waiting lists and those leaving the armed forces.

Please note that we have no new properties available for shared ownership. Any available shares being offered for sale by the existing sharing owner are advertised through channels such as ESPC and estate agents.

Shared ownership handbook (PDF)

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