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Extra £16m to Tackle Homelessness

Funding for Rapid Rehousing Councils are being given an extra £16 million to help tackle homelessness by moving people swiftly from temporary accommodation into settled homes. The funding, to be awarded over the next two financial years, takes the total investment in rapid rehousing to

A New Deal for Tenants

Views sought on plans to deliver fairer rented sector. Plans to deliver a new deal for tenants, with stronger rights, greater protections against eviction and access to greener, higher-quality, more affordable housing, have been launched. The proposals, which are open to public consultation from today,

Progress on Ending Homelessness

Scotland’s progress in ending homelessness over the past year has been summarised in a report to Parliament from the Scottish Government and Cosla. Housing Secretary Shona Robison: Everyone needs a safe, warm and affordable place they can call home. Over the past 12 months we

Grants for Tenants in Rent Arrears

£10m to Help Those Worst Affected by Pandemic Avoid Eviction Councils have been given £10 million to provide grants to tenants who have fallen behind on their rent as a result of the pandemic and are at risk of eviction. The grants will help tenants

Delivering the Homes Angus Needs

A Manifesto for Angus South: Affordable Housing One of the SNP’s top manifesto commitments in this election is on affordable housing. If re-elected, an SNP Scottish Government will deliver 100,000 more affordable homes across Scotland by 2032. This builds on the SNP government’s strong track

Smarter Heating, Warmer Homes

Delivering for Scotland #2: Home Energy Efficiency Programmes Heating and cooling our homes and businesses costs £2.6 billion a year and accounts for approximately half of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions. Under the SNP, energy efficiency has been designated a national priority in Scotland – key

What We’re Doing For Disabled People

SNP Manifesto 2021: What we’re doing for disabled people Our vision is an independent Scotland that is more equitable and inclusive for all. With the full powers of independence, Scotland will have control over the necessary economic and legislative levers to ensure that disabled people can

Mitigating the Worst of Tory Austerity

Delivering for Scotland #46: No Bedroom Tax The SNP has acted to ensure that no one should be left in a position where they cannot access support to pay their rent. As well as through the new Tenant Hardship Loan Fund introduced new last autumn,

We Will Deliver 100,000 More Affordable Homes By 2032

Affordable homes are key to achieving a fairer, more equal Scotland. For over twenty years and as a result of devolution, Scotland has been empowered to pursue its own housing aspirations. In doing so, we have sought to recognise the central importance of good, safe,

Graeme Welcomes Extension of Eviction Ban

Protecting Tenants  Graeme has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that a temporary ban on eviction orders will be extended until the end of March. Regulations will be laid in the Scottish Parliament on 14 January to extend the current ban, which is in place at