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Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament

The Scottish Government’s Bill aimed at reversing the autumn 2016 reclassification of housing associations as public bodies has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament.

Published 6 September 2017

Blog: Dispossession documentary misrepresents the Glasgow housing landscape

Following Harry Woodward’s blog on Tuesday, Helen Moore offers her reflections on Paul Sng’s documentary Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle.

Published 24 August 2017

Fire safety information requests may be diverting landlords, says GWSF

The extremely tight deadlines attached to Scottish Government requests to local authorities for information on high rise stock, following last week’s tragic fire in West London, may be diverting landlords from even greater priorities over fire safety, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 19 June 2017

Some social sector evictions ‘unavoidable’ due to political and economic climate

Social landlords can’t immunise themselves against the impact of the political and economic landscape, and this means some evictions are unavoidable, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has said.

Published 27 April 2017

Succession planning being taken very seriously, says GWSF

A new report has revealed how community controlled housing associations are working hard to ensure that their boards are strong and fit for the future in the light of demographic and other challenges.

Published 20 April 2017

Smaller housing associations 'perform better than larger ones'

Smaller housing associations across Scotland perform much better than larger ones on key Charter indicators, according to a new report from Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 3 April 2017

Universal Credit arrears 'frightening', says GWSF

The deliberate exclusion of social landlords from the Universal Credit system means arrears levels are even worse than was originally feared, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 22 March 2017

Glasgow City Council to scrap sheltered housing fund completely

The budget for sheltered housing in Glasgow is to be scrapped completely rather than reduced by third, the council has been forced to admit.

Published 6 February 2017

Blog: Bedroom Tax 2 – DWP’s warped logic must be challenged

It might seem trite to term the proposed LHA limits on social housing as ‘Bedroom Tax 2’ but it’s completely legitimate, writes David Bookbinder.

Published 13 January 2017

New welfare cuts will cause increase in debt and homelessness, housing sector warns

Westminster's plans for a fresh round of welfare cuts, dubbed ‘Bedroom Tax 2’, threatens to undermine housebuilding projects, increase homelessness, and weaken public sector finances across Scotland, it has been claimed.

Published 4 January 2017

Glasgow Jobcentres must be kept open, says GWSF

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) must reconsider its plans to close eight of the sixteen Jobcentres in Glasgow, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 22 December 2016

Glasgow sites made available for housing associations to build 750 homes

Glasgow City Council has approved the disposal of 16 sites across the city to allow for the construction of approximately 750 new social homes.

Published 8 December 2016

Government opens consultation into extending FOI to social landlords

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation proposing the extension of Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to RSLs in Scotland.

Published 1 December 2016

Scottish RSLs pledge up to 350 homes for vulnerable Syrian families

Housing associations and co-operatives across Scotland have shown an overwhelming act of solidarity and humanity as they pledge up to 350 homes for vulnerable families being relocated to the UK as part of the Vulnerable Person Relocation (VPR) scheme run by the UK government.

Published 25 November 2016

Local associations often ‘squeezed out’ of development, warns GWSF

Community controlled housing associations are often losing out on the chance to develop new social housing because local authorities are giving priority to larger regional and national associations, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 25 November 2016