Housing campaigners are calling for the Scottish Government to introduce tougher targets to end fuel poverty. In responses to the government’s consultation, which ends at 5pm today, Shelter Scotland, the Chartered Institute for Housing (CIH) and the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Off
(from left) Awards host Grant Stott, housing spokesperson Councillor Craig Holden, Jennifer Queripel, Provost Tina Murphy and ALACHO vice chair John Mills Clackmannanshire Council’s housing operations manager, Jennifer Queripel, has been chosen by the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland as the
The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group A panel of homelessness experts from across Scotland met for the first time on Thursday as work to address the challenges of rough sleeping, and how temporary accommodation can best be utilised, officially got underway.
South Ayrshire Council’s largest affordable housing project to date was completed in Lochside last year Scotland’s councils are ready to respond to the Scottish Government’s call to deliver 35,000 new social rented homes during this parliament with plans in place to double the number of new ho
(from left) Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Willie Rennie MSP; Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson MSP; Scottish National Party leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP; Scottish Green Party co-convener Patrick Harvie MSP; Scottish Labour shadow community minister Pauline McNeill MSP;
John Mills, vice chair of ALACHO, and Fiona King, campaigns and public affairs manager at Shelter Scotland Scotland’s senior housing officers are backing a charity campaign calling for more action to prevent homelessness.
With just under a month to go until Scottish Housing Day, the organisers behind the event are encouraging as many housing organisations as possible to get involved and consider hosting an event to raise public awareness of housing options and the great work people in housing do. Building on the succ
Youngsters who took part in the 2015 Apprentice Challenge The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has today launched an ambitious plan to increase the amount and range of Modern Apprenticeships that are available in the country.
This year’s official Scottish Housing Day will take place on Thursday September 21, it has been announced. Following a successful launch in September 2016, this will be the second annual Scottish Housing Day and is led by CIH Scotland in partnership with a range of housing sector partners includin
Elaine McHugh Council housing staff across Scotland have welcomed the news that the Scottish Government will use its new welfare powers to allow the housing element of Universal Credit to be paid directly to landlords and to increase the frequency of payments to claimants.
Christine Macleod A new poster has been published to raise awareness of the standards that are expected to be delivered for Gypsy/Travellers who use sites provided by social landlords.
The right of tenants to buy their council houses in Scotland will finally come to an end this week. The Right to Buy scheme will end at midnight on Sunday, marking the end of a two-year notice period after Scottish MPs voted to abolish it.
Harry McGuigan New guidance has been issued to support the development of Housing Options approaches in Scotland’s local authorities.
Tony Cain Welcome as they are, the Scottish Government’s package of reforms to the Private Rented Sector (PRS) just don’t go far enough, writes Tony Cain, policy manager for the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO).
Capacity to help deliver the Scottish Government’s new target of 50,000 social and affordable homes over between 2016 and 2020 will depend on what ministers decide to do with new build subsidy rates, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF). In summer, the