City of Edinburgh Council



Homeless people ‘have 18-month wait’ for permanent home in Edinburgh

People who are homeless in Edinburgh face an 18-month wait for permanent accommodation, new statistics have shown.

Published 5 March 2019

Edinburgh Council to progress tenement flat buy back offer to allow for repairs

A new initiative which will see the City of Edinburgh Council buy tenement flats from owners and rent them back to ensure essential repairs are carried out are to be progressed.

Published 25 January 2019

Edinburgh Living affordable housing partnership delivers first new homes

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has visited the first homes to be delivered as part of a new housing partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Futures Trust.

Published 24 January 2019

Public consultation launched as City of Edinburgh Council bids to save £41m

The City of Edinburgh Council has published draft budget proposals for the next financial year as it bids to save £41 million.

Published 21 January 2019

Dunedin Canmore marks first stage of Craigmillar transformation

The first phase of a multi-million pound transformation of a community in Edinburgh has taken shape with the launch of 111 new energy-efficient homes.

Published 18 January 2019

Work starts on 60 affordable homes in Edinburgh

Work has started on two projects which will provide 60 new affordable housing in Edinburgh.

Published 11 January 2019

Emergency accommodation for Edinburgh homeless opening just in time for Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, 20 emergency beds have been created for people who are homeless in Edinburgh.

Published 21 December 2018

Edinburgh short term lets appeals dismissed

Three appeals challenging a City of Edinburgh Council policy to take enforcement action when properties are being misused as short term lets have been dismissed by the Scottish Government.

Published 30 November 2018

Edinburgh’s Poverty Commission holds inaugural meeting

A commission formed to tackle poverty in Edinburgh met for the first time yesterday to define the long-term responses needed to significantly reduce poverty in the city.

Published 28 November 2018

Tenants get keys to new council homes in Edinburgh

The first tenants have begun moving into new homes being built by the City of Edinburgh Council as part of a project to provide hundreds of affordable flats and houses on seven small brownfield sites across the city.

Published 27 November 2018

Report uncovers Edinburgh’s 466 breaches of homeless B&B law

The City of Edinburgh Council breached housing legislation 466 times in the last year by placing homeless families in bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation for more than the seven-day legal limit, it has been revealed.

Published 26 November 2018

Edinburgh’s Strategic Housing Investment Plan ‘facing £77m black hole’

The City of Edinburgh Council’s plan to deliver 20,000 new affordable homes by 2027 faces a funding shortfall of £77 million, new figures have revealed.

Published 12 November 2018

More clarity required into introduction of rent pressure zones

The City of Edinburgh Council is to request that the Scottish Government conducts a review into the effectiveness of a rent pressure zone (RPZ) after a report found that the policy is not fit for purpose.

Published 6 November 2018

District heating in place at Edinburgh council housing development

A district heating network is set to service a new housing development in Edinburgh.

Published 17 October 2018

Work begins on new council housing development in Craigmillar

Work on a major new housing development at Craigmillar town centre for the City of Edinburgh Council is now underway.

Published 9 October 2018