Communities Housing Trust



Scottish Self-Build Loan Fund extended for a year

The Self-Build Loan Fund provided by the Scottish Government and administered by the Communities Housing Trust has been extended for another year, and will now accept applications until August 2022.

Published 20 April 2021

Community group brings new affordable housing to Cannich

Construction work began last week on two new community-led affordable houses to rent in Cannich in a project led by a local community group.

Published 8 April 2021

Community buys land in Lochinver for affordable housing

The community purchase of the Lochinver Glebe from the Church of Scotland has now gone through with the Assynt Development Trust planning to use the land for affordable housing.

Published 7 April 2021

Community-owned affordable housing drive launched in Dufftown

Dufftown and District Community Association (DDCA) has launched a period of consultation, scoping and design for future expansions to Dufftown’s housing stock.

Published 7 April 2021

Communities Housing Trust welcomes new members of staff

Two new members of staff have joined the team at Communities Housing Trust (CHT).

Published 7 April 2021

Highland Small Communities Housing Trust rebrands as Communities Housing Trust

The Highland Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT), a social enterprise which delivers a range of affordable housing and supporting developments in Scottish communities, has rebranded as the Communities Housing Trust.

Published 11 September 2020

Highland Small Communities Housing Trust rebrands as Communities Housing Trust

The Highland Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT), a social enterprise which delivers a range of affordable housing and supporting developments in Scottish communities, has rebranded as the Communities Housing Trust.

Published 11 September 2020

Highland Council holds public event in Inverness for Scottish Housing Day

To celebrate Scottish Housing Day, Highland Council is due to hold a public event in Inverness called Highland Housing Extravaganza.

Published 17 September 2019

£4m self-build loan fund open for applications

People across Scotland who want to build their own homes will now be able to apply to a £4 million self-build loan fund.

Published 11 September 2018

Highland Council approves first Staffin affordable homes in 20 years

Highland Council has approved plans for six new three-bedroom houses on a common grazing tenanted by the Stenscholl crofting township, the first such development in almost two decades.

Published 11 April 2018

Community-led housing projects to benefit from £500,000 boost from Nationwide Foundation

Community-led housing projects in Dumfries and Galloway and the Highlands are set to benefit from over £500,000 in funding from the Nationwide Foundation.

Published 9 April 2018

Community-led housing backed with £1m from Nationwide Foundation

The Nationwide Foundation is awarding over £1 million to support the growth of community-led housing to enable the sector to deliver more decent, affordable homes for people in need.

Published 7 February 2018

£4m self-build loan fund released following successful pilot

A new £4 million self-build loan fund offering financial backing to people who want to build their own homes will be available from next year, housing minister Kevin Stewart has confirmed.

Published 9 November 2017

Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust AGM and Annual Conference

The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust is to hold its AGM and Annual Conference on September 8 at the British Legion Club, 17 King Street in Inverness.

Published 8 August 2017

Highland Small Communities Housing Trust completes 50th Rent to Buy home

The completion of a home in Flodigarry, in Staffin on the Isle of Skye, has marked the 50th home to be delivered by The Highland Small Communities Housing Trust’s (HSCHT) Rent to Buy scheme.

Published 9 May 2017