Communities Housing Trust



Community acquires land for new affordable homes in Skye 

Edinbane Community Company (ECC) is to help provide six much-needed affordable homes in the centre of Edinbane village with the purchase of three serviced sites at Coishletter with support from the Scottish Land Fund.

Published 9 August 2021

Community survey to help shape future housing in Scourie 

Scourie Community Development Company (SCDC) is asking residents of Scourie to complete a survey to inform what housing is needed in the area. 

Published 22 July 2021

New study to inform plans for Laggan affordable housing

Communities Housing Trust is to carry out feasibility work to develop affordable homes in the Badenoch village of Laggan on behalf of Laggan Community Housing (LHC).

Published 9 July 2021

Scottish Government provides another £2m to support self-builders

The Scottish Government has added another £2 million to the Self-Build Loan Fund, which supports self-builders unable to obtain mainstream self-build mortgage finance.

Published 6 July 2021

Highlands village Edderton calls for new residents to halt depopulation

The residents of Edderton in the Scottish Highlands are looking for families, couples and individuals to help reinvigorate their village which has experienced some population decline over the last few decades.

Published 28 May 2021

Affordable homes granted planning permission on Colonsay 

Planning permission has been granted for an initial phase of nine affordable homes on Colonsay, prioritising the need for long-term residential homes on the island.

Published 7 May 2021

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