THE HIGHLANDS SMALL COMMUNITIES HOUSING TRUST
MAKING AFFORDABLE RURAL HOMES A REALITY
Welcome to the Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT) website. We aim to provide information about our services, our projects both new and old, and our plots and houses available to buy or rent. The site will be growing over the next while, incorporating a lot of new content. Be sure to keep coming back to see what HSCHT is working on, and how we can possibly help you or your community.
HSCHT is a registered charity set up in 1998 to help rural communities secure long term solutions to their local housing needs.
Since then we have made affordable rural homes a reality for local households and communities across the length and breadth of the Highlands. We represent a wide range of interests including communities, local government, landowners, crofters and housing associations.
By helping rural communities better understand, present and ultimately meet their needs for additional affordable housing we play an important role in actively supporting their long term viability.
We receive funding from a variety of sources including the Scottish Government and various charitable trusts and foundations in addition to our own income from housing development work and other fee-earning business activities.
Champion of the Year Awards 2017 Winners!
We are delighted to have won the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champion of the Year Award 2017 for the Outstanding Project category at the Scottish Empty Homes Conference 2017.
The Achiltiebuie school house renovation in Coigach was completed in the spring and now provides two flats for residents in the local community. To find out more about the project, check out our Empty Homes page.