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Affordable Housing Initiative for Key Workers

Help to Provide More Homes in Rural Scotland Up to £25 million is being made available to help councils identify affordable homes for key workers in rural communities. The five year initiative, set out in the Scottish Government’s priorities for the next three years, will enable

Key campaigners & charities back bold vision for Scotland

Support for First Minister’s Priorities First Minister Humza Yousaf has set out his bold, ambitious vision for government – based on the values of equality, opportunity and community. Among other measures, it includes pledges to tackle child poverty by investing further in the Scottish Child

Tax Changes for Second and Empty Homes

Councils empowered to prioritise homes for living in. Plans to enable councils to raise the amount of council tax paid on empty and second homes will be included in a new consultation to help increase housing availability. First Minister Humza Yousaf will announce proposals at

Delivering Housing to 2040

Ensuring everyone has a home that meets their needs. Increasing and accelerating housing supply, tackling homelessness, ending rough sleeping and progressing Scotland’s 20-year housing plan are key priorities for Housing Minister Paul McLennan. On his first public visit as Housing Minister, Mr McLennan visited the

New Build House Completions up 9%

Quarterly Statistics Published There were 21,825 all-sector new build homes completed in Scotland in the year to end June 2022, according to quarterly statistics on housebuilding and affordable housing supply published 25th by Scotland’s Chief Statistician. This is an increase of 9% (1,806 homes) on

Protections for Tenants Extended

Minister Confirms Intention to Cap Rents at 3% Emergency measures to protect tenants will be extended, Tenants Rights’ Minister Patrick Harvie has confirmed, with private rents capped and enforcement of evictions prevented in most cases. Subject to the approval of Parliament, changes to the Cost

Scotland Outperforms UK in Building Affordable Housing

113,000 Houses Built Since 2007 Scotland has continued the trend of outperforming the rest of the UK in delivering affordable housing. In the last financial year, 9,757 homes have been built for social rent, mid-market rent and affordable ownership. This equates to the building 13.9

Supporting Home Ownership this New Year

Open Market Shared Equity Scheme to Help First-time buyers and others on low to medium incomes are being encouraged to take advantage of the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme to help buy a home in 2023. The scheme allows people to buy a home without

Call For Hosts For Displaced Person From Ukraine

Massive Call for Volunteers in Scotland to Host Ukrainians People across Scotland are being asked to consider if they could open their homes to displaced people from Ukraine as part of a new campaign to find new hosts. – Graeme The people of Scotland deserve

More Choice for People Experiencing Homelessness

Legislation to Suspend Local Connection Rules People experiencing homelessness in Scotland will have the ability to settle and access support wherever they choose under legislation coming into force tomorrow. People can currently be asked to demonstrate their local connection to the area where they present