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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

Rent Freeze Focus of Programme for Government

Ministers Act to Protect People in Cost Crisis A combined rent freeze and moratorium on evictions to help people through the cost crisis has been announced as the centrepiece of the 2022-23 Programme for Government (PfG). The programme outlines emergency legislation which will be introduced

50,000 Affordable Homes Target Reached

Delivery at highest rate since 2000-01. More than 50,000 affordable homes have been delivered since the start of the last Parliament, boosting efforts to reduce inequality by providing more warm, safe, high-quality places to live. – Graeme  Across the four years between 2017/18 and 2020/21,

Fire Alarm Funding Increased

Extra £500,000 to support most vulnerable. More elderly and disabled people will be helped to install fire alarms that save lives and meet new building standards rules thanks to an additional £500,000 in funding. This doubles the funding already given to Care and Repair Scotland

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