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Social landlords should expect to put a lot of time and resources into bringing tenants and owners with them on the retrofit journey, if and when funding allows works to progress at scale, according to a new report from the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

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Even if the current pace of falling new build slows and flattens out, the Scottish Government may only achieve 55% or less of its target of providing 77,000 new socially rented homes in the current 10-year programme, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

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David Bookbinder, director of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations, reflects on the housing cuts announced in the Scottish Budget just before Christmas. A harsh headline, perhaps. But after months of high-profile coverage of our housing crisis, a 26% cut to the Affordable H

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Social landlords will have a "critical" role in driving demand for heat networks and can provide a "leading voice" in how we transform communities, Patrick Harvie has told Scottish Housing News after the zero carbon buildings minister published a consultation on updated energy efficiency s

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Any senior staff member or committee/board member from a community-based housing association (CBHA) dealing with significant problems can now ask for assistance from its membership body the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF). The Forum said that assistance, from its ne

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Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) director David Bookbinder introduces a new discussion paper regarding annual rent increase consultations. Social landlords’ duty to consult on the annual rent increase is here to stay. But is the process sometimes made out to be

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“The best way to encourage tenant participation is to be a terrible landlord”. It sounds like an essay topic for a housing student, but these were the words of David Bookbinder spoken on the Scottish Housing News Podcast. SHN editor Kieran Findlay and I recorded an episode on tenant part

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The falling rates of social housing new build approvals and starts should mean a greater emphasis on the role acquisitions can play in boosting new supply, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has argued. This week’s latest Scottish Government statistics, repor

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‘Building Resilience in Challenging Times’ was the theme of the day at the annual Regeneration Conference held by the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) last Friday 23 June. Attended by over 100 delegates, the particular focus was on how community-based hou

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The proposed takeover of Reidvale Housing Association in the east end of Glasgow could be seen as a farce if it weren’t so disturbing, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations  (GWSF) director David Bookbinder. This week, Reidvale announced that the pref

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Following the appointment of a new minister for housing, we assembled a panel of former guests for a snap reaction. David Bookbinder, the director of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations and Jane Wood, the Homes for Scotland chief executive, join Kieran Findlay and Jimmy Bl

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Housing has a minister all to itself for the first time in a while. Paul McLennan MSP has been appointed and on the face of things, he’s well qualified for the job. He served 15 years in local government; he sits on the Local Government and Housing Committee; and he’s a member of 24 cro

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