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Housing minister opens affordable homes in Peebles

Minister for housing and welfare Margaret Burgess MSP visited this week Peebles to officially open new affordable homes delivered through the National Housing Trust initiative.

Published 8 January 2016

Blog: Busy year ahead for Joint Housing Policy and Delivery Group

Tom Barclay, co-chair of the Joint Housing Policy and Delivery Group reflects on 2015 and looks ahead to the next 12 months.

Published 8 January 2016

Housebuilder Persimmon ready to deliver in 2016

The Scottish regional chairman of UK housebuilder Persimmon says his business is ready to deliver more new homes for Scotland in 2016 on the back of a very busy 2015.

Published 8 January 2016

Views given on council housing rent level in South Lanarkshire

Council tenants in South Lanarkshire have taken the opportunity to give their views on the rent level options for the next financial year.

Published 8 January 2016

Muslim community raises over £5,000 for Aberdeen’s homeless

A Muslim community group in Aberdeen helped soften the blow of the freezing temperatures over the festive period by funding 1,000 meals which were handed out to the city’s homeless.

Published 8 January 2016

Innovative energy efficiency and repairs project to transform 700 Glasgow homes

Glasgow City Council and Thistle Housing Association have signed up to an £8.5 million project to transform 700 homes in Toryglen, delivering reduced energy bills and improved building fabric between now and late 2016.

Published 7 January 2016

Councillors asked to approve contract to provide 120 new Dundee homes

Up to 120 new homes on the site of former multi storey blocks in Dundee could come a step closer next week.

Published 7 January 2016

Kingdom grows its Tree of Knowledge

An annual staff study day that has become an integral part of Kingdom Housing Association's business planning and service improvement process was attended by over 150 enthusiastic staff.

Published 7 January 2016

DGHP’s Dumfries office re-opens following flood

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership’s main Dumfries office reopened yesterday following severe flooding brought in by the recent Storm Frank.

Published 7 January 2016

Regeneration of deprived communities given £56m boost

Disadvantaged communities across Scotland will benefit from more than £56 million of additional investment in regeneration projects from the Scottish Government bringing the total to more than £428m since 2007.

Published 7 January 2016

Dundee’s ‘bedroom tax’ mitigation fund could top £2m

More than £2 million could be available to tenants in Dundee in the next financial year to offset reductions in their housing benefit caused by the ‘bedroom tax’.

Published 7 January 2016

Scotland’s war heroes urged to get the help they need

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is urging people in Scotland’s military community to make use of its specialist Armed Service Advice Project (ASAP) in 2016.

Published 7 January 2016

Refugees receive food and warm clothing packages from Social Bite

A convoy of Social Bite vans came to the aid of tens of thousands of refugees living in desperate conditions across Europe with a delivery of donated food and warm clothing to camps in Calais, Serbia and the Greek island of Lesbos.

Published 7 January 2016

Submissions sought for Scottish homeless spotlight

Scottish Housing News is to continue its special homeless series to highlight the important and innovative work carried out every day by charities across the country.

Published 6 January 2016

Mixed response to Labour’s first time buyer plan

Scottish Labour’s pledge to give first time buyers £3,000 towards the purchase of a property have been welcomed by the home building industry while the SNP has warned it may push up house prices.

Published 6 January 2016