Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing Supply Programme

Land for Housing

The Comhairle is working closely with Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) to deliver an ambitious programme to provide new affordable homes throughout the Outer Hebrides due to enhanced funding from the Scottish Government.  This funding is only available until the end of 2020/21, so we are keen to progress more housing opportunities as quickly as possible. 

New housing opportunities can have a beneficial impact on a community in terms of population growth, employment opportunities and economic growth.  Many of our rural communities are suffering from a declining and aging population and it is becoming harder to keep these communities sustainable.  One of our specific aims is retaining young people on the islands and encouraging young families to move to the area to strengthen rural communities.  New affordable housing will be a key aspect in achieving this aim.

We are looking for small to medium pieces of land capable of taking between four and ten houses. The land would have to be within, or close to, existing communities and easily accessible for water and power services in order to make the site viable. 

If you have land available which you would consider to sell for affordable housing please complete and return the 'Offer of Land for Housing Form' provided below.