Britain's mortgage lenders have dramatically increased their loan-to-value deposits for house purchases with Halifax and Barclays among those seeking 40% down-payments to fund buyers amid rising expectations of a housing crash.
Spire View Housing Association has welcomed a £63,040 funding package from the National Lottery to help support its Royston Coronavirus Response project. The Association said the funding will be “absolutely vital” to support vulnerable residents at Spire View, in Royston.
Away from the stockpiling hordes, food bank volunteers are toiling tirelessly to make sure that no one goes hungry during the coronavirus pandemic and Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) is doing its bit to help.
Glasgow-based homeless charity The Halliday Foundation has been subjected to online abuse after it had to suspend its services as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The foundation provides assistance to homeless people in Glasgow but had to suspend its operations following government advice to sl
In his second blog as Scottish Housing News’ temporary special correspondent on homelessness, Homeless Network Scotland’s head of external relations Martin Gavin gives his take on the Emergency Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill. Homelessness is unlikely to be one of the enduring memories of th
Adjustments to the law on evictions to protect those renting their homes in the private and social sector have been welcomed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) while the Scottish Greens said they will attempt to strengthen the evictions ban even further. Introduced to the Scot
CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk makes the case for parliament and the housing sector to do more to safeguard women and children experiencing domestic abuse during the current lockdown. As the country enters its second week of the lockdown, a measure intended to protect us all, it is c
The safety and well-being of women and children who are at risk of experiencing violence during the coronavirus outbreak is being supported with funds for key organisations, justice secretary Humza Yousaf has announced.
Organisations providing services to people who are homeless urgently require personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their staff can safely look after those in their care – this is the message from one charity in the North East that has approached the local oil and gas sector for help.
Climate change secretary Roseanna Cunningham has announced that the Scottish Government will not be publishing the Climate Change Plan update at the end of April. The decision has been taken in light of the coronavirus outbreak.