Read our strategy and action plan for housing.
Among other provisions, the Housing (Scotland) Act ended the right to buy in Scotland, gives social landlords more flexibility in the allocation and management of their housing stock and introduces a first-tier tribunal to deal with disputes in the private rented sector.
We offer information for house buyers and sellers through the Home Report and help homeowners at risk of losing their homes through the Home Owners' Support Fund.
We encourage a thriving private rented sector, which provides good quality and well-managed accommodation, and in which both landlords and tenants understand their rights and responsibilities.
Increasingly limited public finances and resources have reduced what can be achieved through traditional funding. We are maintaining Scotland’s leadership in financial innovation, working creatively with partners to create and enable innovative ways to deliver more for less public investment.
The National Housing Trust initiative showed how public and private sectors can achieve transformative results.
We were the first national government in the UK to invest in charitable bonds and we continue to find creative and ground-breaking ways to make the most of Financial Transactions, allocated to the Scottish Government by HM Treasury with particular rules about their use. We announced our spending plans for the financial year 2015–2016, with more to follow.
All those assessed as unintentionally homeless by local authorities are entitled to settled accommodation as a legal right.
Warmer Homes Scotland helps vulnerable people make their homes warmer and more comfortable by installing a range of energy saving measures.