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Housing as a human right – what’s possible?

Ahead of this year’s Scottish Housing Day on September 18, CIH Scotland’s national director Callum Chomczuk explores the possibilities for creating a human rights-based approach to housing in Scotland. Scottish Housing Day is about celebrating the impact that housing makes to the lives of people and communities across the country, as well as communicating to …

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Housing is a human right – but what does this mean in Scotland?

Shelter Scotland blogs on housing as a human right In December 2018, the First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership recommended a new Act of the Scottish Parliament on human rights. This Act could provide a legal right to adequate housing for everyone.The potential behind this recommendation is, quite frankly, huge. In 1948, when the world was …

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Supporting Young People

Fife-based Campion Homes explains the important role of new-build developers in helping young people on the path towards home ownership – and how it can support their careers in the construction industry. As 2018 is the Year of Young People in Scotland, it is fitting that young people are the focus of this year’s Scottish …

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What about co-housing?

Mike Wilson, of  Homes and Streets explains his hopes for the futures of housing in Scotland. My housing story is about neighbourliness. To that end, I have joined a co-housing group in Edinburgh, drawn together by the potential of neighbours being committed to each other (perhaps even cooking – at least occasionally – together) and …

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Young people’s housing aspirations being failed by capital’s broken housing market

CIH Scotland’s deputy director Callum Chomczuk examines how the aspiration of young people and people on lower incomes to have their own home is being failed by the capital’s broken housing market. Home ownership is increasingly out of reach, with young people expected to save large deposits in order to access mortgage finance. The average …

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