This year’s official Scottish Housing Day will take place on Thursday September 21, it has been announced.
Following a successful launch in September 2016, this will be the second annual Scottish Housing Day and is led by CIH Scotland in partnership with a range of housing sector partners including Shelter Scotland, the Tenant Participatory Advisory Service Scotland (TPAS Scotland), the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO), the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), the Tenants Forum, Homes for Scotland and the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL).
The purpose of Scottish Housing Day is to raise public awareness of the latest developments in housing and the different options potentially available when deciding where to live. The aim is to give the public easier access to the resources they need to make properly informed housing decisions.
Key themes for the second annual Scottish Housing Day will include addressing the specific challenges facing younger people in accessing housing, enabling older people to live longer in a home suited to their needs and raising awareness of the positive impact of legislative reform on raising standards in the private rented sector.
It is expected that housing organisations across Scotland will host a variety of activities throughout Scotland to mark this year’s Scottish Housing Day. Over the next six months, anyone taking part is being encouraged to promote what they have planned to mark the occasion using social media and the hash tag #scottishhousingday.
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