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Homes delivered through the NHT initiative The Scottish Government has been accused of “reviving the Right to Buy” policy after it was revealed that homes delivered through its National Housing Trust (NHT) scheme can be sold off and removed from public ownership.

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Aoife Deery and Lisa Glass dissect a Holyrood committee’s report which outlined a series of recommendations to tackle homelessness in Scotland. This week the Local Government and Communities Committee, published its report culminating 11 months of inquiry into homelessness in Scotland.

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Shelter Scotland is looking for people in Edinburgh, Dundee, The Borders and Dumfries & Galloway to help the charity by taking part in some focus groups. Shelter Scotland has embarked on research to explore a new way to provide accommodation for young people at risk of homelessness.

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Councils in Scotland are failing in their legal obligation to accommodation for people who are at risk of homelessness with many people being unlawfully turned away, according to an investigation by BBC Scotland. People applying for homelessness status are entitled to temporary accommodation while a

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With progress on homelessness slowing according to the latest figures, Aoife Deery looks behind the stats to find out why, and see what can be done. Last month, the Scottish Government released its bi-annual statistics on homelessness and Housing Options in Scotland. The release covered the period b

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With the previous target to eradicate fuel poverty by November 2016 dramatically missed, Shelter Scotland wants to see stronger ambition this time round. Yesterday marked the close of the Scottish Government consultation on a strategy to tackle fuel poverty.

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Housing campaigners are calling for the Scottish Government to introduce tougher targets to end fuel poverty. In responses to the government’s consultation, which ends at 5pm today, Shelter Scotland, the Chartered Institute for Housing (CIH) and the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Off

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A free online resource giving tenants and landlords a comprehensive guide to private renting in Scotland was officially relaunched yesterday following a total overhaul. RentingScotland.org has been redeveloped and launched by Shelter Scotland following a funding award of £43,500 from SafeDeposits S

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