Find out how to apply for social housing within East Ayrshire.
How to apply
You need to complete a SEARCH application for housing form (PDF 1.75Mb). When you download the PDF you can fill in the application form, save the document and return to us by e-mail.
Application forms are also available from any neighbourhood housing office or customer service centre. Find out more about the SEARCH common housing register.
How to fill out your application form
Please take time to complete your application form with as much information about your circumstances, housing requirements and preferences as possible.
Missing information can lead to a delay in your application being processed and inaccurate information could mean you do not receive the correct points.
Please note that you will require to fill in our verification check list form (PDF 320Kb) along with your housing application form. You will also require to provide two forms of identification from the verification list.
If you are applying for a house due to medical circumstances you will also need to complete the Health and Disability application form (PDF 908kb)
Care and support
Care and support points are being introduced to support applicants who require a move of property to allow them to either provide or receive care and support from a relative or carer. A Care and Support application (PDF 1.20Mb) would require to be completed.
Housing for older people
If you want to apply for housing for older people you will need to complete a Housing for Older People application form (PDF 961kb) .
Help and advice
If you would like help to complete your form or to understand how we allocate our houses, please contact your neighbourhood housing team for advice and assistance.
What happens next
Once we receive your completed application form it will be assessed in accordance with our allocations policy and you will be placed on the appropriate housing list for your circumstances. Every application is assessed individually and those with the greatest housing need receive the greatest priority.
View our SEARCH information booklet (PDF 1Mb) which clearly sets out what size of house you are eligible for, how we will assess your application and explains how we calculate the points you may be awarded.