Christine Macleod A new report published by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has highlighted how an RSL successfully took action to address risks to strengthen its governance.
The Living Rent Campaign will today hand in a petition calling for the re-introduction of rent controls and an end to unjust evictions to the minister for housing and welfare, Margaret Burgess. The petition, which has gathered 8,000 signatures from people all across Scotland since its launch in June
L to R – Hanover board member Derek Fothergrill, chief executive Helen Murdoch and John Scott MSP John Scott MSP helped cut the first sod at a new development which will provide 28 high quality amenity and general needs homes for rent in Ayr.
Clive Betts MP The UK Parliament’s communities and local government (CLG) committee has announced an inquiry into the viability and sustainability of housing associations in England.
Bield has announced the appointment of Graeme Russell as its new interim director of housing services. Mr Russell was previously director of housing at Dunedin Canmore Housing Association where he worked for more than 30 years before stepping down in April.
Heather Pearson Last week’s media coverage of rising house costs and predictions of a growing private rental sector has again brought the issue of Scotland’s housing needs into focus. But while public perception traditionally favours home ownership, a stronger private rental sector will benefit
Alex Johnstone Housebuilders should adopted a voluntary code to end “rabbit hutch housing”, according to the Scottish Conservatives.
The young people on the Action for Children project prepare for the community challenge Maryhill Housing Association is doing its bit to help young people work towards a bright future.
Members of the public are being given the chance to discuss a proposal for new affordable housing at Main Road in Crombie. A drop-in event for people to view and comment on the proposal will take place on Monday 17th August in Crombie Community Centre between 4.30pm and 7.30pm.
Darren Millar An influential assembly committee has called on the Welsh Government to look again at whether it should follow the Scottish model of ‘bedroom tax’ mitigation.
A Glasgow pub once owned by Celtic legend Billy McNeill could be turned into a homeless hostel. An application to transform McNeill’s into supported accommodation for nine people has been submitted to Glasgow City Council.
Sarah Boyack The cost of renting private sector accommodation in Edinburgh has prompted fresh calls for the introduction of rent controls.
Ruskin and Nic in the studio A trail-blazing eco initiative in Glasgow’s Cranhill community led by Thenue Housing was the focus on STV Glasgow on Tuesday.
Residents of Scotland’s largest new town, Chapelton, have marked their arrival by planting more than 500 trees, sowing the seeds of a new woodland five miles from the edge of Aberdeen. Over 40 green-fingered residents of all ages and members of the development team came together on Sunday 26 July
Margaret Burgess More than 150,000 vulnerable households, including around 50,000 families with children, have received essential help to buy everyday products like nappies, food and cookers through the Scottish Welfare Fund.