CIH Scotland



Callum Chomczuk: Housing providers must do more to support victims of domestic abuse

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) Scottish Knowledge Exchange Hub session on June 30 focused on the forthcoming domestic abuse and COVID-19 project. The participants in this subgroup had a range of backgrounds from across policy and practice, all with experience and interest in issues relating to domestic abuse. Callum Chomczuk captures some of what the participants discussed, particularly the challenges in domestic abuse policy before the pandemic, the current landscape and what the necessary policy inventions are coming out of the pandemic for landlords and policymakers.

Published 9 July 2020

Dr Philip O’Brien and Dr Richard Dunning: More than ever, Scotland needs affordable housing

Having contributed to a report by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland, and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland which called for the Scottish Government to commit to delivering 53,000 affordable homes, Dr Philip O’Brien and Dr Richard Dunning reflect on the research findings.

Published 30 June 2020

Blog: Scotland needs 53,000 affordable homes

After last weeks’ launch of Affordable Housing Need in Scotland Post-2021, Callum Chomczuk, Sally Thomas and Alison Watson press the case for 53,000 new affordable homes.

Published 15 June 2020

Research calls for post-2020 increase in Scottish affordable housing supply levels

The next Scottish Government has been urged to commit to delivering 53,000 affordable homes over the duration of the next parliament to reduce housing need, tackle child poverty and kick-start the country’s economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

Published 9 June 2020

CIH Scotland issues policy solution for government and landlords to avoid post-COVID spike in evictions

CIH Scotland has published new proposals as part of an urgent call to action to avoid a potentially disastrous spike in evictions once the current coronavirus protections end.

Published 1 June 2020

Ashley Campbell: Don’t forget about dementia!

For Dementia Awareness Week which starts today, CIH Scotland’s policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell says everyone who works in housing has the opportunity to make a difference.

Published 1 June 2020

Callum Chomczuk and John Blackwood: Why landlord loans need to be extended

CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk and John Blackwood, chief executive of the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), argue that further support is required for private landlords, who have a significant role to play in the housing sector’s response to coronavirus.

Published 18 May 2020

Neil Clapperton: COVID-19 vs social housing?

In a guest blog for CIH Scotland, Grampian Housing Association chief executive Neil Clapperton shares what his organisation has been doing to support the current national emergency.

Published 15 May 2020

New coronavirus guidance issued for private landlords and letting agents

CIH Scotland, Homes for Good and the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) have jointly published guidance for the private rented sector on how to support tenants and protect rental income during the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 23 April 2020

CIH Scotland launches new housing guidance on domestic abuse and COVID-19

Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) and CIH Scotland have published new guidance for social landlords to assist them in responding robustly to domestic abuse as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Published 15 April 2020

Callum Chomczuk: In our response to COVID-19, we must prioritise victims of domestic abuse

CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk makes the case for parliament and the housing sector to do more to safeguard women and children experiencing domestic abuse during the current lockdown.

Published 1 April 2020

CIH study: 50,000 affordable homes target will be ‘challenging’ to meet

There remains a real challenge for the Scottish Government and the housing sector to deliver 50,000 affordable homes by March 2021, according to new analysis from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Published 31 March 2020

Social Housing Resilience Group convened to tackle coronavirus

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has convened a group of key organisations in order to respond to the evolving and significant challenges which the social housing sector is experiencing as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  

Published 27 March 2020

Fife Council hosts Fuel Poverty Conference

Fife Council hosted its Fuel Poverty Conference this week, bringing partners together to help people who are struggling to pay for heat and power in their homes.

Published 12 March 2020

Scotland’s housing professionals set to come together to discuss future of housing

CIH Scotland’s Housing Festival takes place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre 3 – 4 March.

Published 2 March 2020