Housing Association Rented Housing

There are around 200 housing associations and housing co-operatives in Scotland registered with the Scottish Housing Regulator, with several local and national housing providers offering a range of accommodation in the Council area. Their names, addresses and contacts etc. are listed at the end of this section.

Registered housing associations (sometimes referred to as Registered Social Landlords, or RSLs) are non-profit making friendly societies, with a few exceptions, run by professional staff, but controlled by voluntary management committees.  Housing associations get grants from the Scottish Government towards the costs of building homes for rent or shared ownership.   It is important to recognise that housing associations are the main providers of new and affordable housing opportunities for local people in housing need, although the Council has also recently been able to start to build new homes for rent again.

There are a number of different housing providers who have properties throughout West Lothian.  Some housing providers specialise in particular client groups. Some of the properties are especially built or adapted to meet the needs of applicants who may be elderly, or with disabilities or have Community Care needs.

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How the Housing Association and other Providers' Waiting Lists and Allocation Schemes Work
Rent Levels
Special Needs Housing
Rights and Responsibilities of Housing Association Tenants