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Local Housing Strategy

We want all our people to live in the right homes, in great places, with access to any support services they need. Our Local Housing Strategy (LHS) tells you how we hope to achieve this ambition.

We have made every attempt to ensure that the documents on this page are fully accessible. However, if you require a printed version, please email the Tenant Participation Team or call 01294 324869.

Local Housing Strategy 2018-2022

Our Local Housing Strategy 2018-22 (PDF, 813kb) was developed through a process of research and consultation, and is supported by research papers:

Local Housing Strategy 2022-2027

Over the past year, we have been working on the next LHS which will cover the period 2022 to 2027. The draft document is almost complete and will be published on the website to allow for feedback, giving us the chance to revise it before it is formally adopted by the Council. Check this page for further updates.

Housing Need & Demand Assessment

Housing Need & Demand Assessments must be assessed by the Scottish Government and, to be valid, designated as 'robust and credible'. This is the foundation on which all Local Housing Strategies are built. Find the most recent assessment below:

North Ayrshire Housing Need and Demand Assessment 2020 (PDF 2.23mb)

Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP)

Our Strategic Housing Investment Plan (often called 'the SHIP') sets out the affordable housing investment priorities within North Ayrshire to help achieve the strategic outcomes in the Local Housing Strategy. This is reviewed annually and you can find the most recent Plan below:

Strategic Housing Investment Plan 2022 - 2027 (PDF, 4mb) 

Statement of Intent

The Council is committed to attracting funding for the benefit of local residents.

The Statement of Intent (PDF, 157kb) outlines how the Council intends to access funding through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), Flexible Eligibility mechanism.