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Essential repairs and home moves ‘can continue during lockdown’

Construction and other essential work can continue following yesterday's lockdown announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

Published 5 January 2021

New Year gongs for Moray homelessness campaigner and Shetland housing stalwart

A former deputy director of housing for Shetland Islands Council and a former chairwoman of Moray Fresh Start have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.

Published 5 January 2021

Rural Stirling Housing Association gets green light for 14 new homes in Croftamie

Rural Stirling Housing Association (RSHA) has secured planning permission to build 14 new homes in the village of Croftamie.

Published 5 January 2021

ACHA publishes 2019/2020 landlord report

Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has published its 2019/2020 Landlord Report which shows that satisfaction levels with the service ACHA provides continue to keep pace with national targets and actually exceed them in many cases.

Published 5 January 2021

Call to extend eviction ban until April

Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer and the Govan Law Centre (GLC) have called on the Scottish Government to extend the winter eviction ban until April to bring it in line with the end of the furlough scheme. 

Published 5 January 2021

Everyone Home appeals to professionals to help prevent homelessness with new Route Map

Amid growing concern about the impact of Covid on the housing and financial situation of thousands of Scots, 31 organisations in the Everyone Home collective are urging people in communities and those running local services to prevent homelessness closer to home in 2021 and beyond.

Published 5 January 2021

Green homes revolution 'could boost Scottish GDP by £8bn'

A lack of understanding and awareness of environmentally-friendly technologies could be holding Scotland back from a green homes revolution which could boost its economy by £8 billion, according to WWF Scotland.

Published 5 January 2021

Aberdeen refreshes support for campaign for right to a decent home

Aberdeen City Council has refreshed its support for Shelter Scotland’s campaign to have the right to a decent home enshrined in Scottish law.

Published 5 January 2021

England: Covid has intensified existing problems with cramped homes

Housing problems can affect health outcomes and have put residents at specific risk during the coronavirus pandemic, a think-tank has warned.

Published 5 January 2021

CAS warns of council tax debt explosion and Universal Credit income shock

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is warning of a council tax debt "explosion" as the impact of the pandemic makes a bad situation even worse in 2021 as clients have racked up millions in arrears.

Published 5 January 2021

Plans submitted to expand Aberdeenshire village by 26 homes

Ellon-based JKR Contractors Limited has submitted plans to build 26 new homes on an area of disused land in the north-east village of Fetterangus.

Published 5 January 2021

Flats planned at Glasgow city centre offices

Glasgow City Council planners are being asked to approve a proposal to convert office space in a B-listed Glasgow City Centre building into apartments.

Published 5 January 2021

River Clyde Homes secures two ASBOs

Two areas in Inverclyde can hopefully enjoy a peaceful Christmas and New Year following River Clyde Homes (RCH) obtaining two full Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) at Greenock Sheriff Court.

Published 24 December 2020

West Lothian Housing Partnership starts work on 34 new homes

West Lothian Housing Partnership (WLHP) is increasing the supply of affordable housing across the region by starting work on 34 new homes on two sites.

Published 24 December 2020

New homes completed in Stonehaven and Laurencekirk

More than 30 new properties are being made available for social rent in Stonehaven and Laurencekirk following the completion of two new developments.

Published 24 December 2020