housing benefit

Over the last 10 years the role of Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in Scottish social housing has increased dramatically. This report looks at four main areas of the sector’s work with homeless people: housing homeless households; preventing homelessness and sustaining tenancies; providing supported accommodation; and RSLs’ engagement in strategy development.

This research looks at the transfer of housing stock from councils to specially established housing associations, concentrating on the ‘second generation’ of transfers carried out since 1997. Focusing mainly on ten case study transfers in urban areas, the study considers how successful these transfers have been.

In July 2007, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation hosted a seminar on the future of shared equity which was attended by a number of the key stakeholders in this area from a variety of sectors. This note provides a summary of the discussion held; as the event was held under Chatham House rules all comments are non-attributed. JRF submission to the Scottish Government's discussion paper on the future of housing in Scotland.

New research published today by the Department for Work and Pensions explores possible explanations for the relatively high levels of worklessness among tenants in social housing. A separate, forthcoming, report will present the detailed research findings.

Equality impact assessment of the Local Housing Allowance which was introduced from 7 April 2008 as a result of amendments to the Housing Benefit regulations.

Major changes in tenure over the last 25 years mean that two out of three people in Scotland are home-owners and half of social housing is provided by independent non-profit organisations. Despite these changes, longstanding challenges still remain to be met, and new challenges are emerging. This study looks back over the past decade of Scottish housing policy and forward to the next, as well as, provides an overview of housing outcomes in Scotland and how housing policy contributes to these.

Factsheet providing information and guidance on how the benefits system works, which benefits carers may be entitled to claim and how to go about it.