CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland welcomes proposals to improve temporary accommodation standards

Proposals to improve standards of accommodation and ensure that no homeless household spends long periods of time in unsuitable accommodation are to be supported but the Scottish Government must provide adequate support, resources and time for local authorities to meet new obligations, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 14 August 2019

Callum Chomczuk: Scottish Housing Day 2019 makes the case for housing as a human right

Ahead of this year's Scottish Housing Day on September 18th, CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk explores the possibilities for creating a human rights based approach to housing in Scotland in this new blog.

Published 7 August 2019

Regulations for short-term lets ‘must be proportionate and enforceable’, says CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland has welcomed proposals for a flexible regulatory system for short-term lets that would balance the needs of local residents and visitors, but has raised concerns about how a new system would be monitored and enforced.

Published 22 July 2019

CIH Scotland welcomes consultation on strengthening fire safety in high rise domestic buildings

CIH Scotland has welcomed the publication of revised fire safety guidance for landlords but called for the Scottish Government to ensure that fire safety messages for residents are clear and consistent in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.

Published 17 July 2019

Consultation reveals support for changes to intentionality homelessness legislation

New legislation to remove the duty on local authorities to test if someone's homelessness application was ‘intentional’ will come into effect from November, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

Published 11 July 2019

CIH Scotland responds to consultations on HMOs and new public health body

The establishment of a new public health body and proposals to improve houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) for contract and transient workers have been welcomed by CIH Scotland.

Published 9 July 2019

Gavin Smith returns to CIH Scotland board

CIH Scotland has confirmed the appointment of Gavin Smith to the Scotland board.

Published 25 June 2019

CIH Scotland supports accelerated programme for energy efficiency

CIH Scotland has called for the introduction of a minimum energy efficiency standard of EPC C for all homes by 2030, including owner occupied homes.

Published 18 June 2019

2019 CIH Scotland Excellence Awards now open for applications

The 2019 CIH Scotland Excellence Awards, which recognise and celebrate the creativity, passion and innovation of housing organisations and individuals across the breadth of the sector in Scotland, are now open for applications.

Published 13 June 2019

New guidance on Housing First published for social housing professionals

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland and Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) have launched new joint guidance for Scotland’s social housing professionals on Housing First.

Published 22 May 2019

Callum Chomczuk: Why Housing First really matters for Scotland

CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk reflects on the importance of getting Housing First right in Scotland.

Published 22 May 2019

CIH Scotland welcomes Housing to 2040 stakeholder engagement report

A report outlining stakeholder views on the wider challenges for housing to 2040 has been welcomed by CIH Scotland.

Published 21 May 2019

CIH Scotland raises concerns over government homelessness proposals

Financial support must be made available to help local authorities deal with any increase in demand for housing or support services if proposals to tackle homelessness are implemented, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 26 April 2019

New CIH study: Regulate short-term lets or risk displacement of long-term residents

The rapid growth of short-term lets such as Airbnb has been a boon to tourists and landlords, yet it could lead to the misappropriation of housing stock and displacement of long-term residents from their communities if left unregulated, new analysis from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has revealed.

Published 4 April 2019

Callum Chomczuk: UK Housing Review highlights Scottish supply challenges

In this new opinion piece, CIH Scotland’s national director Callum Chomczuk reflects on some of the Scottish findings from CIH’s UK Housing Review 2019.

Published 4 April 2019