CIH Scotland

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

First Minister makes £3bn pledge to build 50,000 affordable homes

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has made an early election commitment to embark on a £3 billion programme to build 50,000 new affordable homes in Scotland if the SNP were to win a third term next May.

Published 15 October 2015

Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill draws mixed response

Attempts by the Scottish Government to provide “more security, stability and predictability” to tenants renting in the private rented sector (PRS) have been broadly welcomed, though concerns have been raised proposals may harm investment in the sector.

Published 8 October 2015

CIH Scotland annual charity golf day raises almost £2,000

This year’s CIH Scotland charity golf tournament, hosted by 2014 winners Ore Valley Housing Association, took place at the Kinross Golf Club and was once again a huge success raising a grand total of £1,939.

Published 8 October 2015

Sector calls for 12,000 new affordable homes a year in Scotland

The level of need for affordable housing in Scotland is double what is currently being delivered, according to a new report published today by three of Scotland’s leading housing organisations.

Published 5 October 2015