CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland calls for additional affordable housing funding to be maintained

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has welcomed the additional funds committed towards affordable housing within the Scottish Budget for 2016-17 but urged the Holyrood to maintain further increased housing supply “as a top priority”.

Published 25 February 2016

Scotland ‘faces enormous challenge’ to build enough homes

The number of homes being built in Scotland is significantly lower than Scottish Government targets and does not meet current demands, according to new research.

Published 11 February 2016

Blog: Study the market, get the skills

Bathgate-based Weslo Housing Management was among the first Scottish social landlords to branch out into the private rented housing sector. In this guest blog for CIH Scotland, Weslo chief executive Mike Bruce offers some words of wisdom for others who are considering crossing the divide to meet the growing demand from this emergent market.

Published 9 February 2016

Advertorial: New housing professionals and future leaders are being given the chance to attend a national conference for free

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland’s annual conference and exhibition, which takes place on 1-2 March in Edinburgh, will focus on welfare reform, politics, wellbeing and innovation.

Published 29 January 2016

Housing subsidies increased by up to £14,000

Subsidy levels for affordable homes for rent being delivered by councils and registered social landlords (RSLs) are to increase up to £14,000 for each new home over the next three years, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 25 January 2016

Homeless assessments fall but children in temporary accommodation numbers rise

The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has increased since last year but the number of people assessed as homeless has fallen, new figures have revealed.

Published 12 January 2016

Blog: All change for 2016 at CIH Scotland

Annie Mauger, executive director for the devolved nations and Republic of Ireland, explains what the organisation’s structural changes mean for members in Scotland.

Published 11 January 2016

Scottish Budget: £90m increase to affordable housing fund and tax on second homes

The Scottish Government has announced a year-year increase of £90 million to its affordable housing budget to help it achieve its target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes during the next parliament.

Published 17 December 2015

‘Unacceptable’ new fuel poverty figures spark Budget warm homes call

The Scottish Government’s draft budget must show significant investment in energy efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority to end the scourge of cold, leaky homes, according to a number of organisations.

Published 15 December 2015

CIH Scotland hosts Westminster housing reception

Scottish parliamentarians from the House of Commons and House of Lords joined representatives from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland for a special Scottish housing reception at the Palace of Westminster this week.

Published 11 December 2015

Social housing completions up 10 per cent but sector calls for more

The Scottish Government has surpassed its target of delivering 30,000 affordable homes in this parliamentary term thanks to a 10 per cent increase in the number of social sector homes completed in the past year, new figures have revealed.

Published 2 December 2015

Innovation and personal achievement celebrated by the Scottish Housing Community

Compered by Radio Forth’s Arlene Stuart, the awards celebrated achievements across the housing world and particularly focused on young people.

Published 18 November 2015

CIH: latest private sector rent figures show need for targeted rent regulation

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has reiterated its welcome for targeted rent controls in the wake of the latest private renting statistics published by the Scottish Government today.

Published 11 November 2015

CIH Scotland: Leadership and Diversity Conference

NEW Leadership and Diversity Conference

Published 4 November 2015