CIH Scotland

Housing implications in spotlight as health and social care integration goes live

As legislation to implement the integration of health and social care in Scotland comes into force today, housing professionals are being encouraged to participate in a new Housing, Health and Social Care club to discuss the potential implications for the Scottish housing sector.

Published 1 April 2016

CIH Scotland appoints new chair, vice chair and board members

New board members, a new chair and a new vice chair were introduced to the membership at CIH Scotland’s Annual General Meeting yesterday.

Published 18 March 2016

UK Budget: SFHA welcomes LHA cap delay for supported tenants

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the reiteration by the UK government that it will delay the LHA cap for tenants in supported accommodation by a year.

Published 17 March 2016

New affordable home completions up 19 per cent

The number of affordable homes delivered by the end of December 2015 rose by 19 per cent on the previous year, officials figures have confirmed.

Published 16 March 2016

New training programme for Scottish letting agents

A new best practice training programme has been launched for letting agents in Scotland’s private rented housing sector.

Published 3 March 2016

CIH Scotland launches ‘Agenda for Change’ in lead-up to Holyrood elections

CIH Scotland has today launched an Agenda for Change, outlining a series of recommendations to improve Scotland’s housing system across five key policy areas.

Published 1 March 2016

Government unveils £50m package to boost housebuilding

A new £50 million infrastructure fund which aims to speed up the construction of thousands of new affordable and private homes has been unveiled by the Scottish Government.

Published 29 February 2016

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