CIH Scotland

Scottish Housing Day focused on the value of social housing

The Scottish Government must make investment in social housing the centrepiece of its COVID-19 recovery plan, according to a new report published to mark Scottish Housing Day.

Published 16 September 2020

Callum Chomczuk: Why everyone should understand the value of social housing

The onus is on everyone in the Scottish housing sector to reflect on our success and achievements while driving the message that there is still more work to do, writes Callum Chomczuk for Scottish Housing Day.

Published 16 September 2020

CIH Scotland calls for housing to be at heart of recovery in its 2021-2026 manifesto

CIH Scotland has set out its key asks and recommendations for all parties to consider ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections next year. 

Published 11 September 2020

CIH Scotland: Improving housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse

CIH Scotland has provided an update of the work of the group it is co-chairing with Scottish Women's Aid on improving housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

Published 10 September 2020

Programme for Government: Scottish Government 'disappoints' on social housing and renter support

The Scottish Government is to establish a £10 million Tenant Hardship Loan Fund to help those struggling to pay rent during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 2 September 2020

Alan Ferguson - an appreciation by CIH

Everyone associated with CIH is saddened by the passing of our former Scotland director, Alan Ferguson. Alan personified the CIH in Scotland during 21 years in charge. His drive and enthusiasm were for dignity in social housing and for the people whose homes it provides. He was highly principled, caring, determined and great company. Among his many successes are his roles in ending the Right to Buy and the professionalisation of the housing sector in Scotland.

Published 28 August 2020

Callum Chomczuk: Should the housing sector worry about the UK Single Market?

CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk on the potential impact of the Single Market legislation on the housing sector.

Published 25 August 2020

CIH Scotland calls for extended Annual Assurance Statements deadline

Landlords should not be penalised for submitting Annual Assurance Statements to the Scottish Housing Regulator beyond the current deadline due to extraordinary circumstances brought on by coronavirus, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 13 August 2020

CIH Scotland submits response to finance and constitution committee pre-budget scrutiny

CIH Scotland has highlighted the vital contribution that the housing sector can make towards building back better after the pandemic and the steps needed to stop a spike in evictions.

Published 10 August 2020

Callum Chomczuk: Housing providers must do more to support victims of domestic abuse

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) Scottish Knowledge Exchange Hub session on June 30 focused on the forthcoming domestic abuse and COVID-19 project. The participants in this subgroup had a range of backgrounds from across policy and practice, all with experience and interest in issues relating to domestic abuse. Callum Chomczuk captures some of what the participants discussed, particularly the challenges in domestic abuse policy before the pandemic, the current landscape and what the necessary policy inventions are coming out of the pandemic for landlords and policymakers.

Published 9 July 2020

Dr Philip O’Brien and Dr Richard Dunning: More than ever, Scotland needs affordable housing

Having contributed to a report by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland, and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland which called for the Scottish Government to commit to delivering 53,000 affordable homes, Dr Philip O’Brien and Dr Richard Dunning reflect on the research findings.

Published 30 June 2020

Blog: Scotland needs 53,000 affordable homes

After last weeks’ launch of Affordable Housing Need in Scotland Post-2021, Callum Chomczuk, Sally Thomas and Alison Watson press the case for 53,000 new affordable homes.

Published 15 June 2020

Research calls for post-2020 increase in Scottish affordable housing supply levels

The next Scottish Government has been urged to commit to delivering 53,000 affordable homes over the duration of the next parliament to reduce housing need, tackle child poverty and kick-start the country’s economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

Published 9 June 2020

CIH Scotland issues policy solution for government and landlords to avoid post-COVID spike in evictions

CIH Scotland has published new proposals as part of an urgent call to action to avoid a potentially disastrous spike in evictions once the current coronavirus protections end.

Published 1 June 2020

Ashley Campbell: Don’t forget about dementia!

For Dementia Awareness Week which starts today, CIH Scotland’s policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell says everyone who works in housing has the opportunity to make a difference.

Published 1 June 2020