COVID-19



Government outlines plan for phased return of construction next week

The construction sector could return to work on a phased basis from May 28 under a new framework announced by the Scottish Government.

Published 22 May 2020

Sally Thomas: We will always do everything in our power to protect our members and their tenants

SFHA chief executive Sally Thomas gives her account of the amendments lodged by Andy Wightman MSP this week and the unintended impact they could have had on social landlords.

Published 22 May 2020

Scottish Government tops up Discretionary Housing Payments with extra £5m

An additional £5 million will be made available to local authorities through Discretionary Housing Payments to support tenants under severe financial pressure during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published 22 May 2020

Martin Armstrong: The new norm

Martin Armstrong, chief executive of Wheatley Group, outlines what the new norm for will look like in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis.

Published 22 May 2020

Shire Housing Association awarded £50,000 in Scottish Government funding

Shire Housing Association has been awarded £50,000 of funding from the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund.

Published 22 May 2020

North Lanarkshire continues tower demolition planning

Plans to identify and improve future housing options for people living in high-rise homes in North Lanarkshire are continuing during the current pandemic as the council pushed on with high-rise demolition plans.

Published 22 May 2020

Adam McVey: How we can work together to support anyone facing homelessness

Adam McVey, leader of the City of Edinburgh Council, outlines how people in the city can work together to support anyone facing homelessness.

Published 22 May 2020

Nominations sought as Cunninghame Housing Association looks to recognise key worker heroes

Cunninghame Housing Association has teamed up with Ayrshire Weekly Press to recognise the region’s key workers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 22 May 2020

Further proposals unveiled to support struggling homeowners

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced proposals which will continue support for customers who are struggling to pay their mortgage due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 22 May 2020

West Dunbartonshire Council's coronavirus response supports thousands of residents

Thousands of residents have benefited from support as part of West Dunbartonshire Council’s emergency response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 22 May 2020

SFHA updates care & support and service delivery COVID-19 briefings

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has updated its COVID-19 briefing on care & support to include interim guidance on PCR testing in care homes and the management of test positive residents and staff.

Published 20 May 2020

Second coronavirus bill ‘must not be end of help for renters’

Renters will face a second calamity if further protection isn’t given to those who build up arrears because of the pandemic, according to Shelter Scotland.

Published 20 May 2020

Video: Homes for Scotland makes case for return to work on The Nine

Homes for Scotland chief executive Nicola Barclay appeared on BBC Scotland’s The Nine this week to outline why she thinks the home building industry is uniquely placed to begin a safe, phased return to work and complete the 6,000 homes currently awaiting finishing touches.

Published 20 May 2020

New domestic abuse guidance and support for councils

Councils will get more support to deal with increased levels of domestic abuse and gender-based violence during the coronavirus outbreak, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 20 May 2020

ng homes helps Possilpark traders rise to COVID challenge

The Possilpark community has come together to support each other and many of the local traders have stepped up to the challenges posed since lockdown was announced.

Published 20 May 2020