New Scottish Government urged to fulfil election housing promises

Organisations from across the housing spectrum have challenged the incumbent Scottish Government to realise their pre-election housing pledges and tackle the severe lack of homes in Scotland.

Published 9 May 2016

Blog: Homes must be at the heart of Scotland’s new social security system

By Adam Lang, head of communications and policy at Shelter Scotland

Published 6 May 2016

Greens propose housing and tenant rights commissioner

The Scottish Green Party has revealed plans to appoint a housing and tenant rights commissioner to provide a more co-ordinated approach to housing.

Published 3 May 2016

CIH Scotland political blogs keep housing centre stage

CIH Scotland is keeping housing centre stage of the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections with the publication of a series of blogs from the five main political parties.

Published 29 April 2016

GWSF publishes housing guide to 2016 manifestos

The Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has issued guidance on the housing-related pledges in the 2016 party manifestos.

Published 29 April 2016

Scottish Association of Landlords issues PRS manifesto summary

As politicians from all parties gear up for the Scottish parliamentary election on 5 May 2016, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has outlined its key areas of concern relating to the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 29 April 2016

Charities call for action as demand for rough sleeping shelters rises

Three homelessness charities are calling for action from the next Scottish Government as new figures show that demand for winter shelters in Glasgow and Edinburgh rose sharply in 2015/16.

Published 28 April 2016

Scottish Labour vows to end the housing crisis in manifesto

Scottish Labour has launched its manifesto for the Holyrood election, pledging to end the housing crisis by helping first-time buyers to save for a deposit, tackling rip-off rent rises and building 60,000 affordable homes.

Published 28 April 2016

Scotland 2016 housing debate tackles housebuilding, homelessness and Right to Buy

BBC current affairs programme Scotland 2016 held a housing debate last night ahead of next week’s election for the Scottish Parliament.

Published 27 April 2016

Housing bodies unite in joint call to tackle homes shortage

Scotland’s key housing and professional bodies have called for politicians to tackle the country’s housing crisis by supporting an increase in the supply of warm, sustainable homes that meet a diverse set of needs and aspirations.

Published 27 April 2016

Housing, energy efficiency and welfare feature high on SNP manifesto

The SNP has unveiled plans for 50,000 new affordable homes, a Warm Homes Bill to help tackle fuel poverty and a social security system based on dignity and respect should it win the upcoming Holyrood election.

Published 21 April 2016

Blog: It’s time to deliver a home for everyone in Scotland

By Rosemary Brotchie, policy and research manager at Shelter Scotland

Published 20 April 2016

Lib Dems pledge more homes for rent and ‘fair’ Scottish welfare system

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have set out plans to increase in housing supply by expanding the Housing Fund for Scotland model and tackle youth homelessness through mediation.

Published 18 April 2016

Blog: Unanimous support for a new homelessness strategy secured at Scotland’s Housing Hustings

By James Battye, policy officer with Shelter Scotland

Published 15 April 2016

Scottish Conservative manifesto includes £1bn housing energy efficiency spend

The Scottish Conservatives have set out plans to build 100,000 new homes across Scotland over the next five years.

Published 14 April 2016