Press releases and statements
Scotland's housing system failing 1.5million people
1.5million failed by a broken and biased housing system. Perry is one of those denied the home he needs.
Posted on 26 May 2021Scotland's housing system failing 1.5million people
Homelessness statistics expose massive shortage of suitable homes
Our director Alison Watson responds to the latest homelessness statistics for the first six months of the pandemic
Posted on 23 Mar 2021Homelessness statistics expose massive shortage of suitable homes
216 people died while homeless in Scotland in 2019
Shelter Scotland's comment on the latest deaths while homeless statistics for 2019
Posted on 23 Feb 2021216 people died while homeless in Scotland in 2019
One in four are worried about not meeting housing costs in 2021
A quarter of renters and mortgage holders are worried about not being able to pay their housing costs in 2021, according to new research by Shelter Scotland published today (Tuesday).
Posted on 19 Jan 2021One in four are worried about not meeting housing costs in 2021
Scottish Government back-tracks on homeless protections
Shelter Scotland's response to continued delay in ending the use of unsuitable temporary accommodation.
Posted on 14 Jan 2021Scottish Government back-tracks on homeless protections
Further extension to eviction ban "hugely welcome"
We have welcomed today’s announcement from the Scottish Government that renters will remain protected from evictions until the end of March.
Posted on 07 Jan 2021Further extension to eviction ban "hugely welcome"
More social homes needed to help survivors of domestic abuse
Between April 2019 and March 2020 there were 4,832 applications to local councils from people experiencing homelessness who said that their reason for leaving their old address was violence or abuse in the household.
Posted on 26 Nov 2020More social homes needed to help survivors of domestic abuse
Record numbers face winter in temporary accommodation
Record numbers of households are facing winter in temporary accommodation because of the long-term shortage of social homes and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted on 17 Nov 2020Record numbers face winter in temporary accommodation
Report confirms failure of Glasgow homeless services, says Shelter Scotland
A newly-published report from the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) confirms that Glasgow City council failed in its legal duties to homeless people.
Posted on 04 Nov 2020Report confirms failure of Glasgow homeless services, says Shelter Scotland
Building houses key to stopping homelessness
Building houses key to stopping homelessness - Shelter Scotland
Posted on 08 Oct 2020Building houses key to stopping homelessness