In a petition for judicial review of the City of Edinburgh Council’s decision to refuse a fresh homeless application, the Court of Session has held that the council acted unlawfully.
Published 23 February 2021
Shelter Scotland's assistant director for communication & advocacy, Gordon MacRae, said last week's report from the Homelessness Prevention Review Group will not necessarily safeguard and enhance existing homelessness rights and protections.
Published 22 February 2021
Shelter Scotland has condemned the Scottish Government for its decision to break a promise to homeless people to end the continued use of harmful and substandard temporary accommodation.
Published 16 February 2021
Funding announced by the Scottish Government falls short of delivering the required number of affordable homes needed in Scotland and won't effectively tackle fuel poverty, housing charities have warned following yesterday's Scottish Budget.
Published 29 January 2021
More than a thousand people have added their names to a letter to cabinet secretary for finance, Kate Forbes, calling on her to prioritise social housebuilding in today’s Budget statement.
Published 28 January 2021
An alliance of more than 25 advocacy, support and housing organisations have today written to cabinet secretary for finance Kate Forbes, asking her to make social and affordable homes “the cornerstone of Scotland’s recovery” in this week’s Budget.
Published 26 January 2021
A quarter of renters and mortgage holders are worried about not being able to pay their housing costs in 2021, according to new research published today by Shelter Scotland.
Published 19 January 2021
Shelter Scotland has criticised the Scottish Government’s decision to "backtrack on its promise" to homeless people to end the continued use of temporary accommodation during lockdown.
Published 14 January 2021
The Scottish Government has announced that its temporary ban on eviction orders will be extended until the end of March.
Published 8 January 2021
Aberdeen City Council has refreshed its support for Shelter Scotland’s campaign to have the right to a decent home enshrined in Scottish law.
Published 5 January 2021
Enforcement of evictions from rented properties will be halted in Scotland for a six week period until mid-January, the Scottish Government has announced.
Published 4 December 2020
Thirty organisations in Scotland that care about homelessness, including charities, leading academics and people with lived experience, are today calling on political parties, MSPs and candidates in next year’s Scottish Parliament elections to get behind a ten-year plan to end homelessness.
Published 1 December 2020
Shelter Scotland is calling for more social housing to be created in Scotland amid persistent concerns that the lack of it stops people leaving an abusive partner.
Published 26 November 2020
An increase of rents in Scotland's private sector despite the pandemic is evidence that the country’s housing system is broken and that more social housing is needed, according to Shelter Scotland.
Published 25 November 2020
CIH Scotland, Shelter Scotland and SFHA make joint call for funding increase to build 53,000 social and affordable homes
In a joint response to the draft Infrastructure Investment Plan, CIH Scotland, Shelter Scotland and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations have called for the Scottish Government to increase affordable housing supply levels from the current target of 50,000 homes to 53,000 homes in the next Parliamentary term to address existing and newly arising housing need.
Published 20 November 2020