Homeless people in Perth and Kinross met with MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee when they visited Churches Action for the Homeless (
A Scottish government minister launched a new guide to scrutiny for social tenants during a keynote speech to an annual conference of housing professionals.
Housing professionals in Scotland have expressed concern at the potential for a negative social impact and spiralling costs as a result of implementing Universal Credit.
The extra £350 million for Scotland, announced by the Chancellor in his Budget yesterday, went down well with housing associations, but they remained concerned that “damaging” welfare reforms were not addressed.
Elderpark Housing Association is to build 82 affordable homes in Govan after the Scottish Government provided a loan for the scheme.
The home buying market in Scotland is in somewhat better health than its English counterpart, suggested the most recent figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), despite reporting quarterly and yearly dips in lending.
New guidance on the introduction of a compulsory register of lettings agents has been welcomed by housing professionals in Scotland.
MSPs have heard first-hand from members of Edinburgh’s homeless community about services in the city during a visit to the Streetwork crisis centre.