Research for housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland shows 1.5 million adults in Scotland (36%) are currently struggling with the condition, security, suitability, or affordability of their home, or been discriminated against while trying to find it.
Published 26 May 2021
Former housing professional Evelyn Tweed has succeeded in her bid to become an MSP following the Scottish Parliamentary Elections 2021 last week.
Published 10 May 2021
Shelter Scotland has appointed Andy Knox as its national legal services manager.
Published 6 May 2021
Social enterprise letting agency Homes for Good (HfG) and the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership have launched a partnership to address the rising number of empty homes in the west of Scotland through the purchase and letting of empty properties, a fund to refurbish properties, and the recruitment of a dedicated empty homes manager.
Published 29 April 2021
Eviction actions initiated in Scotland's social housing sector fell to their lowest in the decade prior to the coronavirus pandemic, new statistics have revealed.
Published 28 April 2021
Potential restrictions on second-home ownership are looming for Scottish tourism hotspots in an effort to make housing more accessible for young people, if the SNP is re-elected.
Published 26 April 2021
Journalist and broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove is to chair a virtual housing ‘hustings’ where members of the top five political parties will face questions from the public on bad housing and homelessness.
Published 13 April 2021
Shelter Scotland has announced a new two-year project to empower organisations working on the frontline with people experiencing homelessness.
Published 9 April 2021
Selected Shelter Scotland charity shops are set to open their doors next week to accept donations ahead of opening to the public on April 26.
Published 7 April 2021
Members of the Edinburgh Tenants Federation (ETF) attended an organisation meeting earlier this month to find out more about the City of Edinburgh Council’s new house building programme and Shelter Scotland’s social housing campaign Build Scotland’s Future.
Published 29 March 2021
Housing charity Shelter Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to improve the support offered to tenants who have got into rent arrears during the pandemic in the wake of new statistics showing the high levels of poverty in Scotland were increasing even before the health crisis hit.
Published 26 March 2021
Scottish councils doubled their use of bed and breakfast accommodation for people experiencing homelessness during the first few months of lockdown last year as part of the measures taken to protect people during the coronavirus pandemic, new official statistics have revealed.
Published 24 March 2021
While there is much to commend in the Scottish Government's Housing to 2040 strategy, Shelter Scotland's assistant director for communications and advocacy, Gordon MacRae, said its stated goals represent a shortfall in the minimum number of social homes required to address housing.
Published 23 March 2021
The Scottish Government has pledged to invest millions of pounds to tackle the ongoing problem facing scores of people who are battling addiction but are being forced to choose between going into residential rehabilitation facilities or keeping their home.
Published 22 March 2021
Scores of people battling with addiction issues are being forced to choose between going into residential rehabilitation facilities or keeping their home, Shelter Scotland has revealed.
Published 17 March 2021