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SEHP seed funding

Since 2012, the SEHP has instigated and run several Kickstarter and Shared Service projects across Scotland. During the period of this report, the SEHP part funded Kickstarter projects across 3 local authorities. The funding comes with consultancy support from the empty homes team as well as an advisory steer. Any council that does not have…

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The difference EHOs can make

What have we Dunoon – Cal and Claire talk about the difference that an EHO can make Cal and Claire ‘accidentally’ purchased 4 tenement flats that had been empty for 20 years at an auction. With the help of the empty homes officer for Argyll and Bute, they began the long journey to returning the…

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Case study – All Roads Lead to Whithorn demonstrating impact on a rural community

Development trust, All Roads Lead to Whithorn, worked with South of Scotland Community Housing to organise a community led housing approach. This saw a 30 year empty listed building – The Grapes Hotel – premises transformed into much needed affordable, energy efficient homes in Whithorn town centre. Two young families are now settled in warm…

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Case study – Open Market Purchase

The Highland Council is piloting a new open market purchase scheme to buy directly from owners in a bid to bolster its housing stock to meet the need for additional affordable housing and provide new homes and futures for families, young and old in communities across the Highlands. A property that was empty for 2…

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