Housing help for armed forces
News in brief
Ex-service personnel have been given a boost in their bid to find a new home by the Council.
The length of time people have served in the armed forces will be equal to the amount of time others have been registered on Edinburgh’s common housing register (EdIndex).
Those who have served for five years will get the same consideration as someone who has been on the register for a Council or housing association home for five years.
Ex-service personnel must register on EdIndex within three years of leaving the armed forces.
The Council will also work with the Ministry of Defence to provide specialist housing advice to armed forces personnel considering settling in Edinburgh.