Press releases and statements

Shelter Scotland reacts to announcement of affordable housing commitment in Scottish Budget

Shelter Scotland comment on the Scottish Budget announcement, in which Cabinet Secretary for Finance Kate Forbes announced in her statement a commitment from the Scottish Government to progressing the Affordable Housing Supply Programme,

Posted on 09 Dec 2021

Shelter Scotland reacts to announcement of affordable housing commitment in Scottish Budget

Shelter Scotland calls for guarantee on social house building as new statistics reveal a 33% drop in social homes completion on the previous year

Commenting on the housing statistics quarterly update, which shows that the number of completions for social sector homes in the 12 months to March 2021 is over a third (33%) lower than the year before, Shelter Scotland is calling for the Scottish Government to ensure the number of affordable homes are committed to in the next budget.

Posted on 07 Dec 2021

Shelter Scotland calls for guarantee on social house building as new statistics reveal a 33% drop in social homes completion on the previous year

Scottish housing leaders call on new guarantee to protect social housing commitment

Housing charity Shelter Scotland, alongside the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), has joined forces in an open letter to MSP Kate Forbes, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, to ask for a guarantee on the social house building commitment ahead of the Scottish Government budget announcement.

Posted on 06 Dec 2021

Scottish housing leaders call on new guarantee to protect social housing commitment

New figures reveal a shocking increase in homeless deaths

Housing charity Shelter Scotland has said that the significant increase in deaths among people who are homeless is a clear indication of a broken housing system. A lack of safe, secure and affordable social homes, as well as the legal right to one, are both major factors in the deaths of hundreds of people experiencing homelessness.

Posted on 30 Nov 2021

New figures reveal a shocking increase in homeless deaths

2021 private rent rises show Scotland’s housing system is broken

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland says rising rents in the private sector continue to put pressure on renters, a double whammy for many who are still struggling with the effects of the pandemic, demonstrating the need for more social housing.

Posted on 16 Nov 2021

2021 private rent rises show Scotland’s housing system is broken

1 in 10 say their home harms their health

One in 10 adults in Scotland - equivalent to 444,000 people - say their current home harms their health.

Posted on 13 Oct 2021

1 in 10 say their home harms their health

Evicting tenants from social housing cost at least £28 million

Alison Watson, Director of Shelter Scotland

Posted on 07 Sep 2021

Evicting tenants from social housing cost at least £28 million

The promise of a fairer housing system for Scotland

Shelter Scotland responds to the housing plans announced by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Green Party

Posted on 20 Aug 2021

The promise of a fairer housing system for Scotland

Comment on latest quarterly homelessness statistics

“Shelter Scotland welcomes the small drop in the number of people currently living in temporary accommodation waiting for a safe, permanent home. “We recognise the work of frontline council staff who are providing lifeline services to people who would otherwise have nowhere to go.

Posted on 10 Aug 2021

Comment on latest quarterly homelessness statistics

Council homelessness casework rises 10% during the pandemic

Shelter Scotland responds to latest homelessness statistics

Posted on 29 Jun 2021

Council homelessness casework rises 10% during the pandemic