East Lothian Housing Association

18-20 Market Street
East Lothian
EH41 3JL
Tel: 01620 825032
Email: thesehomes@elha.com
Website: https://www.elha.com/

Opening Hours

Monday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 10.00am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Thursday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm

Guide to These Homes Allocations Policy

If you would prefer these documents in another format, please contact us at thesehomes@elha.com or call 01620 828415.

About Us

East Lothian Housing Association (ELHA), a registered charity, was founded in 1988 with the aim of providing good quality affordable housing in East Lothian.

As we are a charity we do not operate to make a profit. While our early work was in building new homes for rent, we now own and manage a wide variety of housing:

  • Ex Scottish Homes houses acquired in 1996
  • Over 890 properties built by ELHA (Own Build)
  • Sheltered and Amenity properties for older people
  • Shared Ownership and Low Cost Home Ownership properties
  • Workshop Homes

We are controlled by a Management Committee made up of voluntary, unpaid members who are elected at our Annual General Meeting. Our Management Committee oversees the running of the organisation and is responsible for making decisions on issues such as housing policy and expenditure. Membership of our Management Committee is not restricted to tenants of the Association but is open to anyone with an interest in housing in East Lothian.

Homes for Life Housing Partnership

We work in partnership with Homes for Life Housing Partnership (HfL), to help increase the availability of homes for applicants seeking to be rehoused in East Lothian. HfL are a small registered social landlord based in Haddington, who own over 300 properties spread across East Lothian.

Whilst we manage the Housing List, HfL will advertise any available homes they have on These Homes and make their own allocations. HfL's Allocations Policy and further information about them can be found on their website.

57 Market Street
East Lothian
EH41 3JG
Email: thesehomes@homesforlife.co.uk
Website: https://www.homesforlife.co.uk/