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Scottish Budget: £90m increase to affordable housing fund and tax on second homes

The Scottish Government has announced a year-year increase of £90 million to its affordable housing budget to help it achieve its target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes during the next parliament.

Published 17 December 2015

Decision on subsidy rates critical to building affordable homes, says GWSF

Capacity to help deliver the Scottish Government’s new target of 50,000 social and affordable homes over between 2016 and 2020 will depend on what ministers decide to do with new build subsidy rates, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 30 November 2015

50,000 new homes target is official – focus is now on sector’s capacity to deliver, says GWSF

The Scottish Government’s new target for social and affordable housing supply for the next five years means the focus will now turn quickly to the sector’s capacity to deliver, says the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations.

Published 20 November 2015

Housing associations to be considered for FOI laws in surprise U-turn

The Scottish Government has reversed its intention not to extend the Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to housing associations.

Published 3 November 2015

Local is beautiful, finds GWSF Charter report

Landlord services provided by local community controlled housing associations outperform those of other social landlords, according to a new report from the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 26 October 2015

Housing is highest political priority for a generation, says GWSF

The announcement of a programme of 50,000 affordable homes over five years is an indication that housing investment is a greater priority than at any other point in the lifetime of the Scottish Parliament, and possibly for a generation, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 19 October 2015

New research on housing need is hugely significant, says GWSF

The Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has welcomed a new report which calls for 12,000 new affordable homes each year in Scotland.

Published 6 October 2015

Small still beautiful when it comes to efficiency, finds GWSF report

The notion that smaller housing associations are less efficient than larger ones doesn’t stand up to scrutiny, according to a new report from the Glasgow and the West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 13 August 2015

‘Epic’ project to help Glasgow residents manage their money

A new service has been launched to help people throughout Glasgow improve their financial skills.

Published 6 August 2015

GWSF welcomes common sense approach on Freedom of Information

The Scottish Government’s intention not to extend the Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to housing associations has been welcomed by the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 15 June 2015

£21m to help disadvantaged households fund home improvements

The Scottish Government has announced a new three year scheme to help low income owner-occupiers carry out essential repairs and energy efficiency improvements to their homes.

Published 8 June 2015

Glasgow City Council ‘fully acknowledges’ homelessness ‘logjam’

Glasgow City Council has told Scottish Housing News that it “fully acknowledges” people have had to be turned away from its homelessness services as it struggles to deal with a “logjam” in temporary accommodation.

Published 28 May 2015

Blog: What now for the welfare of Scotland?

David Bookbinder on the tricky issue of welfare in Scotland and the UK following last week’s general election result.

Published 12 May 2015

Crumbling tenements crisis taking communities ‘back to the 60s’

The worsening condition of many tenements is a blight on local communities and in some areas feels like a return to the 60s and 70s, a new report out today has warned.

Published 24 April 2015

SFHA to begin housing hustings series in Gordon

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is organising four housing hustings debates during the general election campaign to allow people to put their questions to candidates in their area.

Published 31 March 2015