CIH Scotland

2021 CIH Scotland housing awards shortlist announced

CIH Scotland has announced the shortlisted nominees for the 2021 Scotland housing awards.

Published 12 January 2021

Independent report calls for more action to improve housing outcomes for victims of domestic abuse

Social landlords should use a human rights approach to improve housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse, a new report has recommended.

Published 15 December 2020

Blanket cap on rent increases will not have desired effect, says CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland has welcomed elements of the Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill but has stopped short of lending its support to a proposed rent cap.

Published 7 December 2020

CIH Scotland calls for Domestic Abuse Bill to improve housing rights of victim-survivors

CIH Scotland has commended the proposed Domestic Abuse (Protection) Bill going through the Scottish Parliament but called on its provisions to be strengthened to improve the housing rights and better protect victims of domestic abuse.

Published 7 December 2020

90% of Scots want housing for all to be government guarantee

Almost nine in ten of Scots believe the government should be responsible for ensuring housing is provided to a decent standard for every citizen, no matter what their income, according to new research from CIH Scotland.

Published 2 December 2020

CIH Scotland, Shelter Scotland and SFHA make joint call for funding increase to build 53,000 social and affordable homes

In a joint response to the draft Infrastructure Investment Plan, CIH Scotland, Shelter Scotland and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations have called for the Scottish Government to increase affordable housing supply levels from the current target of 50,000 homes to 53,000 homes in the next Parliamentary term to address existing and newly arising housing need.

Published 20 November 2020

Grant McManus: Close to home - the housing sector’s role in dementia care

Kingdom Housing Association graduate trainee Grant McManus writes a guest blog for CIH Scotland where he is currently undertaking work experience.

Published 18 November 2020

CIH Scotland appoints Gavin Smith as new vice chair

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland (CIH Scotland) has confirmed the appointment of Gavin Smith from Fife Council as its new vice chair.

Published 12 November 2020

One year from the launch of the Housing and Dementia Framework

A new series of interactive online workshops is being launched to mark one year since CIH Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland launched the Housing and Dementia Framework.

Published 2 November 2020

CIH Scotland welcomes new board members

CIH Scotland has appointed Anita Jamieson and Craig Gurney to its board to support its work in Scotland.

Published 29 October 2020

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