CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland responds to consultation on local connection referrals

Suspending local connection referrals could increase demand for housing and homelessness services in some areas, CIH Scotland has warned.

Published 26 October 2020

Value of housing education highlighted by CIH Scotland as report calls for improved access and uptake

CIH Scotland is calling for employers, colleges, universities, learning centres, the Scottish Government and its agencies to work together to improve access to housing education in Scotland.

Published 19 October 2020

Short term let regulation proposals welcomed by CIH Scotland

Long proponents of better regulation of short term lets, CIH Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s commitment to introducing flexible powers for local authorities to deal with particular issues in their area.

Published 13 October 2020

Holyrood warned of increased risk of homelessness due to lack of COVID-19 safety net

CIH Scotland has raised concerns about the increased risk of eviction and homelessness as the UK Government’s job retention scheme comes to a close at the end of October. 

Published 12 October 2020

CIH Scotland welcomes publication of domestic abuse protection legislation

New legislative proposals to give social landlords more powers to protect victims of domestic abuse have been commended by CIH Scotland.

Published 12 October 2020

Housing bodies concerned infrastructure investment plan will not address demand for homes

The Scottish Government’s £24 billion infrastructure investment plan could fall short of providing the affordable housing need facing Scotland over the next five years, a collection of housing organisations have warned.

Published 1 October 2020

Scottish Housing Day focused on the value of social housing

The Scottish Government must make investment in social housing the centrepiece of its COVID-19 recovery plan, according to a new report published to mark Scottish Housing Day.

Published 16 September 2020

Callum Chomczuk: Why everyone should understand the value of social housing

The onus is on everyone in the Scottish housing sector to reflect on our success and achievements while driving the message that there is still more work to do, writes Callum Chomczuk for Scottish Housing Day.

Published 16 September 2020

CIH Scotland calls for housing to be at heart of recovery in its 2021-2026 manifesto

CIH Scotland has set out its key asks and recommendations for all parties to consider ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections next year. 

Published 11 September 2020

CIH Scotland: Improving housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse

CIH Scotland has provided an update of the work of the group it is co-chairing with Scottish Women's Aid on improving housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

Published 10 September 2020

Programme for Government: Scottish Government 'disappoints' on social housing and renter support

The Scottish Government is to establish a £10 million Tenant Hardship Loan Fund to help those struggling to pay rent during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 2 September 2020

Alan Ferguson - an appreciation by CIH

Everyone associated with CIH is saddened by the passing of our former Scotland director, Alan Ferguson. Alan personified the CIH in Scotland during 21 years in charge. His drive and enthusiasm were for dignity in social housing and for the people whose homes it provides. He was highly principled, caring, determined and great company. Among his many successes are his roles in ending the Right to Buy and the professionalisation of the housing sector in Scotland.

Published 28 August 2020

Callum Chomczuk: Should the housing sector worry about the UK Single Market?

CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk on the potential impact of the Single Market legislation on the housing sector.

Published 25 August 2020

CIH Scotland calls for extended Annual Assurance Statements deadline

Landlords should not be penalised for submitting Annual Assurance Statements to the Scottish Housing Regulator beyond the current deadline due to extraordinary circumstances brought on by coronavirus, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 13 August 2020

CIH Scotland submits response to finance and constitution committee pre-budget scrutiny

CIH Scotland has highlighted the vital contribution that the housing sector can make towards building back better after the pandemic and the steps needed to stop a spike in evictions.

Published 10 August 2020