Landlord lobbyists have pressured Scottish Government officials for further coronavirus subsidies in regular meetings with civil servants, documents show.
Housing and advice charities have warned that more must be done to tackle rogue landlords caught breaking the rules all over Scotland, despite emergency coronavirus laws.
Scotland has a higher rate of homeless deaths than other UK countries, according to official statistics showing that 359 people died over a two-year period.
Scotland's national records will begin publishing specific statistics on homeless deaths for the first time next month.
Lobbyists acting for the housing industry have demanded continued Help to Buy subsidies from the Scottish Government, despite criticism that the cash simply inflates house prices.
Families on housing benefit are being priced out of homes across Scotland, according to new data from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
Shelter Scotland is preparing to take legal action against Glasgow City Council over its failure to house thousands of homeless people.
Charities are demanding urgent action to prevent a “tragic” loss of lives, as updated figures reveal at least 139 people have died while homeless in Scotland over the last 18 months.
Edinburgh City Council has broken the law 466 times in the last year by placing homeless families in bed and breakfast accommodation for more than seven days.