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CIH Scotland

Other housing organisations

Some of the other main organisations involved in the housing sector in Scotland are listed below.

  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) www.sfha.co.uk
    SFHA is owned by its membership and exists to support the work of housing associations and co-operatives in Scotland by providing services, advice and good practice guidance.
  • Scottish Housing Regulator www.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk
    Regulates all of Scotland's social housing and ensures the continuing provision of good quality social housing in terms of decent homes, good services, value for money and financial viability.
  • Shelter (Scotland) http://scotland.shelter.org.uk
    Shelter help 170,000 people a year fight for their rights, get back on their feet, and find and keep a home. They also tackle the root causes of Britain's housing crisis by campaigning for new laws, policies and solutions.
  • COSLA www.cosla.gov.uk
    COSLA, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, is the representative voice of Scottish local government, lobbying on behalf of its members - Scotland's 32 councils.
  • SAL www.scottishlandlords.com
    The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) represents the interests of all landlords and letting agents throughout Scotland.
  • RICS www.rics.org/uk
    Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Membership organisation for professionals involved in land, valuation, real estate, construction and environmental issues. RICS operates out of 146 countries to regulate and promote Chartered Surveyors.
  • CIOB www.ciob.org.uk
    Chartered Institute of Building is the international voice of the building profession.
  • RTPI www.rtpi.org.uk
    The Royal Town Planning Institute is a dynamic organisation leading the way in the creation of places that work now and in the future by promoting good planning, shaping policy and raising standards in the profession.
  • TIS www.tis.org.uk
    The Tenants Information Service (TIS) is an organisation in Scotland promoting and inspiring innovative tenant participation practice by providing independent advice, support and training for tenants and landlords.
  • TPAS www.tpasscotland.org.uk
    TPAS Scotland is the national tenant and landlord participation advisory service for Scotland. It promotes good practice in tenant participation throughout Scotland.
  • Homeless Action Scotland www.scsh.org.uk
    Homeless Action Scotland is the national membership body in Scotland for organisations and individuals tackling homelessness. Its members include voluntary sector providers, housing associations, local authorities, academics and other professionals involved in homelessness prevention and alleviation.
  • PATH (Scotland) www.pathscotland.org.uk
    PATH (Scotland) was established in 1998 with charitable objectives to address the under-representation of Black and Minority Ethnic Communities in Housing and related areas. They have supported over 340 people from BME Communities to access employment and career progression in their chosen field.
  • Positive Action in Housing Ltd (PAiH) www.paih.org
    Positive Action in Housing Ltd (PAiH)
    98 West George Street
    Glasgow G2 1PJ
    Tel: 0141 353 2220
    Fax: 0141 353 3882
    Email: home@paih.org