CIH Scotland



Universal Credit increases risk of homelessness and rent arrears, warns CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland has added its voice to growing concerns about the negative social impact and spiralling costs of implementing Universal Credit.

Published 13 March 2017

CIH Scotland reaffirms opposition to extending FOI legislation to RSLs

CIH Scotland has outlined its concerns about the implications of extending Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs).

Published 28 February 2017

Blog: Scotland’s Housing Festival 2017

Published 28 February 2017

CIH Scotland welcomes new clarification on registration of letting agents

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland (CIH Scotland) has welcomed the publication of new guidance on registration of letting agents ahead of the new code of practice coming into force next year.

Published 27 February 2017

Government publishes comprehensive data on social tenants in Scotland

New research into social tenants and social rented housing in Scotland has confirmed the ongoing trend towards more people living in the private rented sector and a reduction in available social housing stock over the long term.

Published 15 February 2017

New household projections confirm need for more homes, says CIH Scotland

Trends towards an ageing population and more people living alone will place sustained pressure on housing in Scotland and increase the need for an effective health and social care strategy, CIH Scotland has said.

Published 1 February 2017

More affordable housing and closer joint working needed to end homelessness

Scotland’s social housing sector has said that more affordable housing is desperately required to reverse the 17 per cent increase in the number of children living in temporary accommodation.

Published 18 January 2017

Budget broadly welcomed by housing sector but fuel poverty funding ‘falls short’

The Scottish Government has reaffirmed its target to build 50,000 affordable homes and pledged more funding to offset the ‘bedroom tax’ though campaigners have criticised the Draft Budget for failing to provide the ambition required to crack the problem of Scotland’s inefficient homes.

Published 16 December 2016

CIH charity golf tournament raises £4000 for Crisis

This year’s CIH Scotland charity golf tournament managed to raise £3975.69 for CIH President’s charity for 2016 Crisis.

Published 16 December 2016

West Whitlawburn Housing Co-op award recognised in Scottish Parliament

James Kelly MSP has lodged a motion with the Scottish Parliament congratulating West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative (WWHC) on wining a top national environment award.

Published 14 December 2016

Glasgow sites made available for housing associations to build 750 homes

Glasgow City Council has approved the disposal of 16 sites across the city to allow for the construction of approximately 750 new social homes.

Published 8 December 2016

Autumn Statement: £800m boost to Scottish Government’s capital budgets

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced an £800 million increase in capital spending for Scotland over the next five years.

Published 24 November 2016

‘Team of the Year’ award for North Lanarkshire’s Syrian Resettlement Project

North Lanarkshire Council’s Syrian Resettlement Project Team scooped the ‘Team of the Year’ for excellence in housing by the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland.

Published 16 November 2016

Dumfries and Galloway housing development wins national award for excellence

A supported housing development for people with disabilities in the Dumfries & Galloway village of Beeswing has scooped a top national housing award from the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland.

Published 16 November 2016

Winners of CIH Excellence Awards announced

The winners of Scotland’s annual awards for excellence in housing were announced on Friday night at an awards dinner sponsored by Utilita at Double Tree by Hilton in Glasgow.

Published 14 November 2016