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Cunninghame Housing Association provides more than 2,800 homes for rent throughout North and East Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway.

If you are looking for accommodation in North Ayrshire, we will deal with your application using the North Ayrshire Housing Register. This is a joint venture with North Ayrshire Council, Riverside Scotland and Ayrshire North Community Housing Organisation where all allocations are made using a shared allocation policy. In East Ayrshire the register is known as SEARCH and operates in the same way and includes Cunninghame Housing Association, East Ayrshire Council, Irvine Housing Association, Shire and Atrium.

We have recently started developing new rented accommodation in Dumfries & Galloway. Again, a common housing register is in operation and includes Cunninghame Housing Association, Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership, Home in Scotland and Riverside Scotland.

North Ayrshire

The North Ayrshire Housing Register (NAHR) application form can be completed online by clicking the button below:

EAST Ayrshire

The East Ayrshire  application form can be downloaded, completed and handed in or posted in to us. The form and accompanying documents can be found here:

Dumfries & Galloway

The Dumfries and Galloway (Homes for D&G) application form can be completed on-line by following the link below:

The Homes for D&G Application can also be downloaded, completed and handed or posted in to us. The form and accompanying documents can be found here:


We provide a range of housing for varying needs including amenity houses and adapted properties for wheelchairs and those with mobility problems. If you feel you need this type of accommodation, you should apply using the transfer system outlined above. We may ask for community-care assessments from social services but will involve you in this process and get your permission.


A mutual exchange is when two or more tenants want to exchange (swap) their properties. You may exchange with another of our tenants, a tenant of another housing association or a tenant of a local authority. You can apply for a mutual exchange if you find a suitable partner to exchange with. We will process your application within 28 days and you will be kept updated on how the application is progressing throughout the process. Any exchange must meet the requirements of our allocation policy, or the North Ayrshire Housing Register and any landlord’s policy. If the mutual exchange is agreed, we will set a date of entry and you will sign your tenancy agreement with the appropriate landlord and arrange to move with the other person.

Checks must be carried out on your property and you cannot exchange until you have our permission. We do not become involved in exchanging keys and you agree to accept the property in the condition at the time you make the exchange. A mutual exchange will end your current tenancy and you will start a new tenancy in the property you move to.

If you have found someone to exchange with use the application form below (one for each of you):

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