The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has convened a group of key organisations in order to respond to the evolving and significant challenges which the social housing sector is experiencing as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) director David Bookbinder argues that the conversation should be moved away from rent holidays and focussed instead on the loss of income members facing housing associations and co-operatives. Firstly let’s put the ridiculous id
The Scottish Government’s Housing to 2040 process needs to combine radical, new approaches with what is already known to work, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF). Responding to the consultation, GWSF welcomed the indication that ministers want to
A new report has highlighted how community-controlled housing associations (CCHAs) are using a variety of social media platforms to provide a range of information to their tenants and to give tenants more choice in how they communicate with the association.
After Wheatley Group chief executive Martin Armstrong outlined the advantages which can be gained if social landlords grow in size, Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations director David Bookbinder offers an alternative view. The housing association sector has always been a divers
The condition of Scotland’s private tenements will continue to deteriorate unless the Scottish Government adopts a new funding approach as part of its overall housing investment programme, argues the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).
The Scottish Government must make a commitment as soon as possible to a robust housing investment programme from 2021, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has said. In a letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, GWSF chair Helen Moore cites indications that the curr
Services for tenants provided by local community-controlled housing associations have again outperformed those of other social landlords, according to the latest Charter report from the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF). Produced for GWSF by Scotland’s Housing N
Rents matter – a lot. But things might be getting a bit out of proportion, writes David Bookbinder. Keeping rents as affordable as possible, and providing as much new social housing as we can for years into the future, are the most critical contributions our sector can make to helping tackle p
The condition of privately owned tenement housing will continue to deteriorate unless the Scottish Government partners with councils and housing associations to arrest the decline, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has warned. Earlier this week, at the Forum&rsquo
The Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has announced five new members to its board following its AGM at the end of last week. Eight candidates were standing for seven available places with the current chair Helen Moore from Reidvale Housing Association and vice-chair C
A new Self-Assurance Toolkit for all social housing providers and local authorities has been published by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA). The toolkit updates the self-assessment guidance produced by SFHA in 2018, in order to reflect changes made to the Regulatory Framework in