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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

Do your local council candidates have a 'handle on housing?'



CIH Scotland are urging members to take the opportunity to challenge campaigning local council election candidates on their housing priorities over the next few weeks to ensure they have a handle on housing issues specific to their area.

With the local elections just a few weeks away, and housing a top priority, CIH have produced a ‘Getting a Handle on Housing’ door hanger which members can display on their front door, and which encourages them to ask five key questions of prospective local council election candidates.

The questions include a range of issues, including how candidates will deliver new homes, address homelessness and meet the specific housing and care needs of older people. They also cover the impact welfare reform will have on the local community and how highly each candidate rates housing as a priority.

CIH Scotland has also produced a handy housing factsheet to help get the conversation started.

You can also download our summary of each party's key housing manifesto pledges.

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