Living in satisfactory housing conditions is one of the most important aspects of people's lives. It is essential to meet basic needs, such as shelter, but it also offers privacy and personal space, and is fundamental to raising a family.

There is an acute shortage of homes in Edinburgh, particularly affordable homes for people on low to moderate incomes. House building rates in the UK fall well below what’s needed to address demand. The city of Edinburgh is the most expensive area in Scotland to purchase a home and house prices continue to rise.

Good quality housing is the key to the success of any place and Edinburgh is no different. A successful house building programme and an accessible market contribute enormously to the economy, help attract investment and people, and ensures good quality housing for residents.


We want you to tell us...

  • What is great about the style and quality of housing and how it can be accessed in Edinburgh?
  • What needs to be improved in the future?
  • What should Housing in Edinburgh be like in 2050?

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