The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has increased by 626 in a year, official figures have shown.
Published 30 September 2015
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
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
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
CIH Scotland Training: Reducing rent arrears by maximising housing benefit entitlement and minimising problems
Published 7 September 2015
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
First minister Nicola Sturgeon has laid out plans to introduce new bills to improve security for private tenants, introduce rent controls and abolish the ‘bedroom tax’ as early as possible.
Published 1 September 2015
An annual report into the tenure of Scottish households has renewed calls from across the sector for an “urgent need” for more affordable homes.
Published 27 August 2015
The vital work that housing professionals and organisations carry out is to be celebrated at an annual awards ceremony.
Published 13 August 2015
CIH Scotland is considering how the Scotland Bill can be used to reflect Scottish public spending priorities, writes Annie Mauger, director of CIH’s national business units.
Published 10 July 2015
CIH Scotland is seeking input from its members on how they think new powers in the Scotland Bill can improve social security in Scotland.
Published 1 July 2015
The Scottish Housing Regulator has welcomed a new report contributing to the debate on what value for money means for tenants, social landlords and the housing sector in Scotland.
Published 29 June 2015
Social landlords in Scotland should consider future tenants when analysing the value for money of what they do, according to a new report.
Published 23 June 2015
The debate raged on at the CIH Scotland Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty and Renewables event, supported by Forster Energy, as to whether the carrot or the stick is best at lifting Scotland’s households out of fuel poverty.
Published 19 June 2015
Tenant scrutiny is increasingly a ‘talking point’ for housing in Scotland with the country having its own unique history in respect of the development of tenant engagement, tenant involvement and tenant participation.
Published 1 June 2015