No Room For Homelessness
We encourage use of church property for much-needed affordable homes.
We link local problems of homelessness with national means of tackling them.
Scottish Churches Housing Action has encouraged the Scottish Government to act fast in changing long-standing homelessness rules on local connection and intentionality. ‘Local connection’ is the test that says a homeless applicant must have a connection with the...read more
Scottish Churches Housing Action has announced the appointment of Richard Howat as Chief Executive, to take up the role on 20 May 2019. “Richard has a significant track record in working in the field of homelessness and in campaigning to tackle the causes of...read more
We're calling on walkers to join us in Edinburgh on Friday 7 June! We are holding a Walk of Unity to highlight the way we bring the churches together to act against homelessness, and to raise awareness of homelessness and its issues. Any sponsorship raised will go...read more
We are looking for walkers to nominate SCHA as their chosen charity for the sponsored Kiltwalk. The good news is that with this event SCHA will receive 140% of what you raise, thanks to the Hunter Foundation. This walking challenge takes place in 4 cities across...read more
An important date for your diaries - Homeless Sunday 2019 will take place on 13 October. You will remember that the event moved away from January to October to be near World Homeless Day, which on the 10th. More details to follow in the Spring, and we will keep you...read more
Keep up-to-date with our news! You can find a copy of our 2018 Annual Review, "Loving Our Neighbour" here, with reflections on the year up to the end of September, and news of our activities over that time. Financial Statements for the year to March 31 2018 can be...read more
On Friday 28 September we held our 24th AGM, at the Church of Scotland offices in George Street. Prior to the business meeting our Associate Convener, Very Rev Dr Russell Barr, gave a presentation on the Scottish Government's Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action...read more
This interesting research demonstrates the benefits of supported lodging schemes to young people: "Shelter Scotland in collaboration with the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) at Heriot-Watt University set out to explore whether a...read more
The Homelessness and Rough Sleepers Action Group, or HARSAG as it’s more commonly known, presented its final report in late June to the Local Government and Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart. He has not only confirmed that HARSAG’s recommendations have been accepted by...read more
Our 3rd annual Starter Pack Networking Event in partnership with CRNS will be held on Thursday 13 September at Falkirk Trinity Church, from 10am-3pm. This is an opportunity for anyone involved in providing starter packs across Scotland, whether staff, volunteers or...read more
Scottish Churches Housing Action today announced the appointment of David Cressey as Chief Executive, to take up the role in March. He will succeed the long-standing Chief Executive, Alastair Cameron, on his retirement. "David has what we were looking for in the...read more
Scottish Churches Housing Action welcomed Heather Zajac as Development Manager, as 2018 starts. "We're delighted to bring Heather into the team," says Alastair Cameron, SCHA Chief Executive. "She'll be making a new start in stimulating action to prevent homelessness...read more
Scottish Churches Housing Action Chief Executive Alastair Cameron addressed the Cross-Party Group on Housing at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 13 December. The meeting was hearing about the work of the newly-established Action Group on Rough Sleeping and...read more