Residents are invited to find out more about housing options in the county and offer their ideas for the council’s Local Housing Strategy at a series of events marking Scottish Housing Day.
Led by the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland (CIH Scotland), Scottish Housing Day aims to raise public awareness of the latest developments in housing and the different options potentially available when deciding where to live. East Lothian Council is holding a series of information and consultation drop-in sessions for members of the public under the banner of Scottish Housing Day.
Members of the public are invited to drop in to the following events:
Housing information open afternoon - Thu 21 September, 12noon to 4pm at Tranent’s library and area office at the George Johnstone Centre, Tranent.
Aimed at East Lothian Council tenants, housing applicants and those interested in finding out more about the Council’s Housing Service, there will be information on the Community Housing Service including on its housing adaptations service, tenancy support and tenants participation; advice on housing options, energy advice and help to reduce fuel poverty; and help with rent arrears, Universal Credit and other welfare benefits. There will also be an opportunities to speak to a Housing Officer in confidence about any housing or housing related issue.
Local Housing Strategy Consultation – Thu 21 September 10am to 4pm in the Garleton Room at Penston House, Macmerry; or Mon 25 September 10am to 4pm in the Saltire Rooms at John Muir House, Haddington.
East Lothian residents and stakeholders are invited to have their say on the development of the council’s new five-year Local Housing Strategy which will set out the region’s key housing issues and challenges and how the council plans to tackle the issues.