Apply for a Blackwood House Online
You can now apply for a Blackwood home online. Simply follow this link to start the process of finding your new home today!
The online application form contains helpful guidance notes on how to complete the form and information on how Blackwood homes are allocated.
You can also download an application form here - Housing_Application_Form_PDF 3MB and return to us by post.
Anyone 16 years of age or over can put their name our housing list. Applicants may also be Blackwood Homes tenants who wish to transfer.
Looking for housing in Edinburgh?
Blackwood Homes is a member of City of Edinburgh Council's Common Housing Register scheme calledEdIndex. This means that we do not accept direct applications for housing in Edinburgh. If you require housing in Edinburgh you can:
How we allocate our properties
We aim to be fair, consistent, efficient and open in how we allocate properties. Our allocations policy is based on housing need or housing and support needs.
We promote equal opportunities and welcome applications from all people regardless of sex or marital status, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, language, nationality or social origin, religious or political beliefs.
Please visit the How to Apply page for more information about how to apply.
Please visit the Properties Available Now page to see if there are any vacant properties or short waiting lists in your area.
We have nominations agreements with local councils for the allocation of a percentage of its housing. This means the local authority is asked to nominate applicants from its own housing list for (usually) every second vacancy we have. We recommend that as well as completing our application form, you also apply to your local council. This will maximise your chances of being housed.
Agreements with other agencies
We also have agreements with other agencies such as the Disabled Persons Housing Service and Aspire where we ask them to nominate people for some of our vacant properties.
What They Say...
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Irene | Falkirk
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