CIH Scotland

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

Homelessness down but children in temporary accommodation up 15 per cent

The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has increased by 626 in a year, official figures have shown.

Published 30 September 2015

Immigration Bill eviction measures 'should not be extended to Scotland'

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has added its voice to growing concerns over the potential impact of the UK government’s 2015 Immigration Bill on migrants living in the private rented sector.

Published 28 September 2015

Sector calls for Scottish Government to increase affordable homes target

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called for Scotland’s affordable housing target to be increased in order to meet housing need across the country.

Published 9 September 2015

New homes on the rise as Scotland edges towards affordable housing target

The number of new homes built in Scotland has risen by nine per cent in the last year, according to official figures.

Published 8 September 2015

Blog: A challenge that we must embrace together

Housing and social security have a central role to play in the Scottish Government’s programme for government 2015-16, published this week. CIH Scotland policy and practice officer Ashley Campbell takes a look at the detail.

Published 3 September 2015