Shelter Scotland

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All levels of government, including the next UK Government, have a responsibility to address the housing emergency, Shelter Scotland has said. While housing is devolved to Holyrood, Shelter Scotland has called on candidates in the upcoming UK general election to acknowledge the reality of Scotland&r

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The Scottish Government has been urged to "back words with action" and reverse the "hammer-blow" £196 million affordable housebuilding cut after it declared that Scotland was in the midst of a housing emergency. Cabinet secretary for social justice Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP revealed yesterda

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The Scottish Government is set to declare a national housing emergency later today. Social justice secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville will use a Holyrood debate this afternoon on Scottish Labour’s motion on the housing crisis to make the announcement.

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The City of Edinburgh Council has said it does not expect to approve any new affordable homes for at least the next year after a cut to the Scottish Government’s housing budget left the local authority with £11 million worse off.

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Shelter Scotland has urged the new First Minister to give housing a dedicated seat at the cabinet table. Former deputy first minister John Swinney was unopposed in the SNP leadership race following Humza Yousaf's resignation last month. He is now on track to become Scotland's seventh first

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Efforts to boost affordable housing supply by acquiring properties to bring into use for affordable housing and help reduce homelessness will be given an £80 million uplift over the next two years, the Scottish Government has announced.

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The Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) has become the latest organisation to make a housing emergency declaration. The motion at the trade union body’s annual congress this week highlights the shortage of social housing, the out-of-control cost of rent in the private sector, and th

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The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership will receive £423,000 of funding to continue its work of increasing the supply of homes by bringing empty properties back into use in 2024-25. The Partnership works with local authorities and private homeowners to provide advice and support to help bring em

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Claims by the Scottish Government that progress is being made towards ending homelessness and building social housing look like an attempt to gaslight the Scottish public, Shelter Scotland told MSPs in Parliament yesterday. The housing charity made the claim after new figures showed local government

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An open letter from Shelter Scotland demanding that First Minister Humza Yousaf declare a housing emergency and deliver an action plan to end it has attracted more than 10,000 signatures. The housing and homelessness charity presented the letter and the full list of signatories to the Scottish Gover

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