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At Homeless Action Scotland we welcome today’s celebration of Scottish Housing and this year’s particular focus on social housing. However, Scotland as a nation needs to do so much better. Social housing, irrespective of council or housing association is a vital part of how we...

Our CEO Gavin Yates reports back from the Homeless Prevention Strategy Group (HPSG) and warns that despite worrying homelessness statistics this year, potentially yet more bad news is on the horizon. The HPSG is a group of representatives from the Voluntary Sector, Health, Social Landlords, Scottish...

Homeless Action Scotland is delighted to see reports on social media from the leader of Glasgow City Council that they have identified £4m to support those organisations who were about to receive devastating cuts. This is thanks largely to how the Law Centres and CABx were...

The Homelessness statistics issued by the Scottish Government yesterday were an indication of the depth of the housing emergency facing Scotland. The statistics cover the period immediately pre-Covid 19 and show increases in people formally going down the homeless route and, worryingly, increases in rough sleeping...

COVID 19 has been one of the most challenging and difficult times our society has faced since the Second World War. We are far from out of the pandemic, and we are less than a year into it affecting our society. Every family, company, organisation,...

Today Reform Scotland, a leading independent think tank, has published a guest article by Homeless Action Scotland CEO, Gavin Yates. Within the article, Gavin sets out how in a post-COVID 19 Scotland the economic case for building social housing perfectly complements the social reasons to go...

Evictions in Scotland do not take place immediately should a tenant find themself in financial trouble. The system for starting eviction proceedings in Scotland takes a number of months from when a tenant first finds themselves unable to pay their rent. Eviction is not inevitable....