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Christmas Carols for homelessness charity Crisis

National homelessness charity Crisis will be holding its annual carol service in Edinburgh on Tuesday 8 December at Canongate Kirk.

Published 3 December 2015

Social housing completions up 10 per cent but sector calls for more

The Scottish Government has surpassed its target of delivering 30,000 affordable homes in this parliamentary term thanks to a 10 per cent increase in the number of social sector homes completed in the past year, new figures have revealed.

Published 2 December 2015

Greens call for empty homes to be used to aid homelessness

Patrick Harvie, MSP and co-convenor of the Scottish Greens, has called on the Scottish Government and local authorities to use all their powers to ease Scotland's housing and homelessness crises by putting empty properties back in use.

Published 2 December 2015

North Ayrshire Council completes Irvine sheltered housing complex

North Ayrshire Council has completed the construction of a new sheltered housing complex in the heart of Irvine.

Published 2 December 2015

New loan fund to help bring empty Perth & Kinross buildings back into use

Perth & Kinross Council has this week officially launched its Empty Property Loan Fund - a new interest-free loan designed to help owners of long-term empty buildings to repair or convert them for use as affordable housing.

Published 2 December 2015

Waverley Housing crowned Scottish Modern Apprentice Employer of the Year

Hawick based Waverley Housing has been chosen as Skills Development Scotland’s SME Employer of the Year for workplaces with less than 250 employees.

Published 2 December 2015

DGHP showing ‘excellent practice and continued improvement’, says regulator

A recent inspection by the regulatory body the Care Inspectorate has given high praise to Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership’s (DGHP) housing support services.

Published 2 December 2015

Owen Jones to deliver John Wheatley Lecture

Parkhead Housing Association is delighted to announce that Guardian columnist and author Owen Jones will deliver the 2nd annual John Wheatley Lecture on 21st March 2016.

Published 2 December 2015

PoLHA celebrates 40th anniversary with short film

As part of Port of Leith Housing Association’s (PoLHA) 40th anniversary, the Association has released a short film looking at the impact it has made in the local community over the past four decades.

Published 2 December 2015

Book launch celebrates 21 years of Weslo Housing

Weslo Housing Management is marking its 21st year of operation with the launch of a book charting the fascinating rise of one of Scotland’s most successful independent social landlords.

Published 2 December 2015

Further accolades for Twechar development

Places for People has picked up another award for its innovative affordable housing development in the former mining community of Twechar, East Dunbartonshire.

Published 2 December 2015

MSPs call for council staff pensions to be used to build affordable homes

Council pension funds should invest more capital in local projects such as affordable housing despite the “risks” involved, according to a committee of MSPs.

Published 1 December 2015

Bellsmyre Housing Association votes yes to joining Caledonia

Members of West Dunbartonshire based housing association Bellsmyre have voted overwhelmingly to enter a 'constitutional partnership' with Caledonia Housing Association.

Published 1 December 2015

Green light for 20 new flats in Clydebank

Twenty new flats for elderly and disabled residents in Clydebank have been given the go ahead.

Published 1 December 2015

Leith Fort affordable housing work started

An ambitious project to build a new community of affordable homes in Leith is now underway.

Published 1 December 2015