Published 23 September 2021
Evicting tenants from social homes cost the public purse at least £28 million in a single year, according to new research published by Shelter Scotland.
Published 7 September 2021
Marginal decrease in households in temporary accommodation as arrears remain steady, Regulator finds
The number of households currently living in temporary accommodation in Scotland has marginally decreased since March 2021 while social landlord levels have remained stable, according to figures from the Scottish Housing Regulator.
Published 11 August 2021
Increased funding for local authorities to deliver more affordable homes has been welcomed but will not be good enough to deliver the number of permanent homes needed across the country, according to Shelter Scotland.
Published 19 July 2021
The Scottish SPCA has launched its Pets and Tenants Together campaign, calling for those in council or social housing to be able to keep their pet, alongside Edinburgh Eastern MSP, Ash Denham.
Published 14 July 2021
Energy efficiency specialist Green Home Systems has teamed up with national housing and homeless charity Shelter Scotland in a partnership that aligns both organisations in their joint commitment to help struggling families and individuals live in a safe, secure, and affordable home. Green Home Systems and Shel
Published 1 July 2021
Homelessness services provided by local authorities may be unable to cope with a future spike in homelessness when pandemic restrictions are lifted, housing charity Shelter Scotland has warned.
Published 30 June 2021
A project that works with local councils to tackle the problem of empty homes has supported bringing over 850 empty properties back into use this year, despite restrictions caused by Covid-19 pandemic.
Published 14 June 2021
Research for housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland shows 1.5 million adults in Scotland (36%) are currently struggling with the condition, security, suitability, or affordability of their home, or been discriminated against while trying to find it.
Published 26 May 2021
Former housing professional Evelyn Tweed has succeeded in her bid to become an MSP following the Scottish Parliamentary Elections 2021 last week.
Published 10 May 2021
Shelter Scotland has appointed Andy Knox as its national legal services manager.
Published 6 May 2021
Social enterprise letting agency Homes for Good (HfG) and the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership have launched a partnership to address the rising number of empty homes in the west of Scotland through the purchase and letting of empty properties, a fund to refurbish properties, and the recruitment of a dedicated empty homes manager.
Published 29 April 2021
Eviction actions initiated in Scotland's social housing sector fell to their lowest in the decade prior to the coronavirus pandemic, new statistics have revealed.
Published 28 April 2021
Potential restrictions on second-home ownership are looming for Scottish tourism hotspots in an effort to make housing more accessible for young people, if the SNP is re-elected.
Published 26 April 2021
Journalist and broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove is to chair a virtual housing ‘hustings’ where members of the top five political parties will face questions from the public on bad housing and homelessness.
Published 13 April 2021