Register to receive email news alerts, daily digest, weekly roundup or Topic newsletters.
Are you a homeowner, tenant, landlord, developer, researcher?
Read our strategy and action plan for housing in the next decade.
The Housing Act aims to safeguard social housing for future generations by reforming the 'right to buy' and improving value for tenants and taxpayers by modernising social housing regulation. As part of the Act, the Scottish Social Housing Charter sets standards and outcomes that all social landlords should achieve for their tenants and other customers.
We offer information for buyers and sellers through the Home Report and help homeowners at risk of losing their homes through the Home Owners' Support Fund.
We are encouraging a thriving private rented sector, which provides good quality and well-managed accommodation, and in which both landlords and tenants understand their rights and responsibilities.
We are pursuing innovative funding solutions that can achieve more from government resources. The National Housing Trust initiative showcases the benefits from this approach and we are working on other innovative proposals to help increase the supply of affordable housing in Scotland and meet other policy objectives.
We've also created a Pre-Assessment Tool to help our partners evaluate new proposals brought to them by prospective funders of affordable housing or regeneration projects.
Scotland has achieved its historic 2012 homelessness commitment. Now all of those assessed as unintentionally homeless by local authorities will be entitled to settled accommodation as a legal right.
Energy Assistance Scheme
From 1 April the new Energy Assistance Scheme replaces stage 4 of the Energy Assistance Package. Eligibility criteria will be different primarily for those aged 75 or over. Call our hotline on 0800 512 012 to find out more.
Page updated: Friday, June 07, 2013