CIH Scotland

Scottish Borders HA young achievers win CIH recognition

Two of Scottish Borders Housing Association's (SBHA) brightest young people received recognition at the recent Chartered Institute of Housing Excellence Awards.

Published 2 November 2017

CIH Scotland names Excellence Award winners

The winners of Scotland’s annual awards for excellence in housing were announced at a special awards dinner at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

Published 31 October 2017

LHA U-turn hailed as ‘a victory for the housing sector’

The UK government has dropped proposals to impose the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap to supported housing and the wider social housing sector following widespread criticism of the policy.

Published 26 October 2017

LHA cap will leave 12,000 younger Scots facing £8.6m rent shortfall

Around 12,000 mainstream social tenants across Scotland aged under 35 could collectively face an annual rent affordability gap of up to £8.6 million when a UK government cap on housing benefit into force, according to a new report.

Published 11 October 2017

Scottish Housing Day: New poll shows mixed housing experience across Scotland

Around 83% of Scots are satisfied with their current housing situation while 16% are not, according to an exclusive new opinion poll commissioned to coincide with Scottish Housing Day, which takes place today.

Published 21 September 2017

Holyrood leaders back Scottish Housing Day 2017

Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh and the leaders of all the main parties in the Scottish Parliament are backing this year’s annual Scottish Housing Day, due to take place on Thursday September 21.

Published 18 September 2017

One week remaining for Excellence Awards nominations

With just a week left to apply for the CIH Scotland Excellence Awards, the organisation thought it was a good time to ask: why should you apply?

Published 1 September 2017

Less than one month to go until Scottish Housing Day 2017

With just under a month to go until Scottish Housing Day, the organisers behind the event are encouraging as many housing organisations as possible to get involved and consider hosting an event to raise public awareness of housing options and the great work people in housing do.

Published 31 August 2017

CIH Scotland submits evidence on new Social Security Bill

CIH Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s focus on creating a new social security system based on human rights, dignity and respect but has raised concerns about how the principles will be applied and measured.

Published 24 August 2017

CIH calls for 'more ambitious' energy efficiency standard for private landlords

The Scottish Government's proposed new minimum energy efficiency standards for the private rented sector (PRS) should be more ambitious, the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has said.

Published 30 June 2017

A household in Scotland became homeless 'every 19 minutes' last year

The latest homelessness statistics from the Scottish Government show that, on average, a household in Scotland "became homeless every 19 minutes" last year, Shelter Scotland has said.

Published 27 June 2017

Sector responds to latest housing statistics

A rise in housing completions and approvals for housing associations in Scotland has been largely welcomed by the sector though calls have been made for the delivery of new homes to be improved even further.

Published 14 June 2017

Quarterly Housing Statistics reveal 29% increase in affordable home approvals

The number of affordable housing approvals in Scotland increased by 29% over the year ending March 2017 to reach over 10,000, according to official figures.

Published 13 June 2017

CIH Scotland Excellence Awards 2017 now open for nominations

CIH Scotland is looking for exemplary individuals and initiatives that deserve to be recognised and celebrated as its 2017 Excellence Awards opens for nominations.

Published 13 June 2017

Election results should force welfare reform re-think, says Scottish housing sector

Scotland’s affordable housing sector has called on the new UK Parliament to work cross party to address implementation issues with welfare reform.

Published 12 June 2017