*In light of the updated Scottish Government advice on Coronavirus, The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust and Community Housing Scotland have decided to enable staff to work from home for a period of time, so our office will be closed. We expect to continue business as usual, and each team member can be contacted via their mobile numbers, which can be found in our 'Contact' section on this website*
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.
The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee (SC182862) and a Scottish Charity (SC027544) Landlord Registration No: 131303/270/23030 - Letting Agent Registration No: LARN1906024 - VAT Registration No: 980 7002 27