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Scottish Empty Homes Partnership national project manager Shaheena Din joins Jimmy Black and Kieran Findlay to discuss the number of empty homes in Scotland and outline why local authorities should have an Empty Homes Officer and empty homes strategy.

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Scottish Empty Homes Partnership national project manager Shaheena Din appeared on the latest episode of the Scottish Housing News Podcast to outline the importance of having an Empty Homes Officer and empty homes strategy, podcast co-host Jimmy Black explains more.

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Nearly half of Scots have struggled to pay their housing costs, a survey carried out for Shelter Scotland has found. Overall, 48% of people surveyed said that they had, at some point, struggled to meet their housing payments. However, 57% of people with children in their household said they had expe

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Council leaders are being urged to commit to building safe and permanent social homes after a new report found there are 7,510 children currently living in temporary accommodation across Scotland. Shelter Scotland has accused councils of failing to provide enough affordable homes for long-term

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Shelter Scotland’s deputy director Gordon MacRae and Martin Gavin, improvement lead at Homeless Network Scotland, join Jimmy Black and Kieran Findlay to discuss the present homelessness situation in Scotland.

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Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has been named as the next chair of Shelter Scotland, with two new members also added to the committee. An existing member of the charity's committee, Ms Dugdale will replace the outgoing Rob Hayward as the committee's chair next month.

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The first phase of research commissioned by Shelter Scotland examining how the social impact of affordable housing is measured has been published this week. Carried out by the Housing Associations Charitable Trust (HACT), it identifies a lack of means to understand the difference accessing affordabl

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Plans to deliver a new deal for tenants, with stronger rights, greater protections against eviction and access to greener, higher-quality, more affordable housing, have been launched. The proposals, which are open to public consultation from today, aim to deliver a fairer rented sector that meets th

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A total of 4,834 all-sector new build homes were completed in Scotland in the year to end December 2020, a decrease of 35% (7,839 homes) on the previous year, according to the latest Quarterly Housing Statistics published by Scotland's chief statistician. Decreases were seen across private-led compl

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