Mactaggart & Mickel boosts food banks

Family-owned house-builder Mactaggart & Mickel has handed £1,500 to food banks who are helping people in need amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 26 March 2020

Scottish Housing News joins forces with Homeless Network Scotland

Homeless Network Scotland is partnering with Scottish Housing News to collect and share the experiences and challenges faced by its members, the wider homelessness sector and people confronted directly with homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis. In response to the emergency, Homeless Network Scotland is offering free membership to organisations and individuals. Their head of external relations, Martin Gavin, joins our team temporarily from today as a special correspondent on homelessness.

Published 25 March 2020

Craig Edward: Rent holiday is a non-starter

Craig Edward offers an alternative view to Grant Ager’s call for Scotland’s social landlords to consider a three-month rent holiday.

Published 25 March 2020

Scottish Government to ban all evictions for six months

Emergency coronavirus legislation will include a six-month ban on evictions from social and private rented sector accommodation, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 25 March 2020

Wheatley Group offers empty homes as temporary homeless accommodation

Wheatley Group has announced that it will make empty homes available to local authorities as temporary accommodation for people experiencing homelessness.

Published 25 March 2020

Plans underway to provide homeless accommodation in Edinburgh

Plans have been put in place to protect people facing homelessness during the coronavirus outbreak in Edinburgh, thanks to the combined efforts of the local authority, public health, private and third sector workers.

Published 25 March 2020

Simon Community Scotland issues urgent appeal for funds

A Scottish charity seeking to ensure that homeless people are kept safe from coronavirus – by finding them accommodation in dedicated hotel space – has issued an urgent appeal to help make it happen.

Published 25 March 2020

Kelly Fraser: What RSLs need to know about coronavirus and data protection

All organisations across the world are facing challenges as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and Kelly Fraser says many Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) will be concerned about what this means for their day-to-day operations.

Published 25 March 2020

£1 billion business support fund opens

The Scottish Government has launched a £1 billion business support fund meaning businesses can now apply for grants to help them deal with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 25 March 2020

Social landlords offered free crisis communication webinar

Orbit Communications is to deliver a free webinar tomorrow to assist communications teams at housing associations respond to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Published 25 March 2020

Bethany Christian Trust issues coronavirus services update

Bethany Christian Trust has issued a services update in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, assuring users that services continue to support vulnerable and homeless people across Scotland.

Published 25 March 2020

BHA's Helen Forsyth appointed to South of Scotland Enterprise board

Helen Forsyth, the current chief executive of Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA), has been appointed to the board of the South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE).

Published 25 March 2020

Glasgow factoring firm buys Aberdeen rival

Glasgow factoring firm Newton Property Management has expanded its business after completing a five-figure acquisition to buy Aberdeen competitor Robertson & Associates.

Published 25 March 2020

Projected population change to vary across Scotland, says National Records of Scotland

More than half of Scotland's council areas (18 out of 32) are expected to see population growth over the 10 years between mid-2018 and mid-2028 with the remainder projected to face depopulation, according to new statistics.

Published 25 March 2020

Grant Ager: Scottish social landlords should suspend rent during coronavirus crisis

Well-known housing figure Grant Ager argues that Scotland’s social landlords should consider a three-month rent holiday.

Published 24 March 2020