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Scottish Churches Housing Action to visit Highland charity

Inverness charity New Start Highland will welcome representatives of Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) today to see the work done with homeless people in the area.

Published 17 September 2015

West Dunbartonshire Council launches interest-free capital loans for community groups

Voluntary groups are being urged to bid for interest-free cash to help kick-start their regeneration plans.

Published 17 September 2015

Musselburgh tenant evicted after continuous anti social behaviour

East Lothian Council has evicted a Musselburgh tenant following a period of persistent anti social behaviour which caused considerable distress to neighbours.

Published 17 September 2015

Knowledge and resource gaps ‘must be addressed’ for off-site construction to go mainstream

Many new homes of the future could be built in factories and delivered to site ready to be assembled if clarity and more detailed understanding on total costings confirm that the approach is competitive, a new report has concluded.

Published 16 September 2015

National Housing Trust initiative reaches 1,000 homes milestone

More than 1,000 affordable homes for rent with a total value of £146 million have now been delivered through the National Housing Trust initiative (NHT) over the last four years.

Published 16 September 2015

Welfare reform leaving one in four MS sufferers unable to heat their homes

A quarter of Scots with multiple sclerosis (MS) are cutting back on gas and electricity to get by because of cuts to their disability benefits, according to a new report.

Published 16 September 2015

Hjaltland seeks ‘masterplanner’ for hundreds of Lerwick homes

Hjaltland Housing Association is seeking proposals for a “masterplan” to transform a hillside in the north of Lerwick into a development featuring hundreds of new homes.

Published 16 September 2015

East Dunbartonshire leading the way in tackling housing tenancy fraud

East Dunbartonshire Council is the only local authority in Scotland to have reported instances of housing tenancy fraud to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal and to have criminal proceedings instigated as a result of their investigations.

Published 16 September 2015

Scotland’s university cities experience highest yields for landlords

Edinburgh has been ranked as the best city for buy-to-let investors in the UK, according to new research.

Published 16 September 2015

Rock Trust launches fundraising Sleep Out event

Hundreds of people from across central Scotland will spend the night together outdoors to raise awareness of youth homelessness.

Published 16 September 2015

River Clyde Homes to host Broomhill free family fun day

River Clyde Homes (RCH) is holding a free family fun day on Saturday as part of its £26 million Broomhill regeneration project in Greenock.

Published 16 September 2015

Regulator extends statutory managerial appointment at Wellhouse

The Scottish Housing Regulator has continued its statutory appointment of a manager to Wellhouse Housing Association to protect tenants’ interests amid “serious” concerns over its governance and financial management.

Published 15 September 2015

New £224m scheme to tackle fuel poverty

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a new fuel poverty scheme, backed by up to £224 million from the Scottish Government, which will help as many as 28,000 Scots to heat their homes.

Published 15 September 2015

Dunedin Canmore submits plans for Edinburgh homes

Dunedin Canmore has announced plans to build 24 homes for social rent in Edinburgh.

Published 15 September 2015

Green light for new Dumbarton flats

Plans to turn a former Dumbarton town centre office building into ten new flats have been approved by West Dunbartonshire Council.

Published 15 September 2015