SFHA and GWSF defend Freedom of Information position

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) have responded to claims that they are resistant to housing associations being included within Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation.

Published 28 September 2016

New £10m pilot loan scheme to increase energy efficiency and repair homes

More people will be able to make their homes warm and water-tight through a new £10 million fund.

Published 21 September 2016

New housing repairs website launched to save homeowners ‘hundreds of millions’

A major new free website designed to help private flat owners carry out repairs to their shared properties has been launched by housing minister Kevin Stewart MSP at an event in Glasgow today.

Published 21 September 2016

SFHA and GWSF publish new openness and transparency guidance

New guidance has been issued to help housing associations make the right amount of information available both to tenants and other stakeholders.

Published 15 September 2016

Charter a success but leave it as it is, says GWSF

The Scottish Social Housing Charter has largely been a success story and should not be subject to major changes, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has said.

Published 25 August 2016

New Board for GWSF

The Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has announced its new Board following its AGM last week.

Published 23 August 2016

GWSF launches new toolkit to help housing associations get people online

Many different options are open to housing associations which want to help local people get online.

Published 4 May 2016

GWSF publishes housing guide to 2016 manifestos

The Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has issued guidance on the housing-related pledges in the 2016 party manifestos.

Published 29 April 2016

GWSF manifesto highlights importance of community controlled housing associations

Investing in and protecting community controlled housing associations (CCHAs) will help them continue to contribute to a wide range of Scottish Government agendas, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 8 March 2016

Court of Appeal rules ‘bedroom tax’ discriminatory

Judges in the Court of Appeal have declared the so-called bedroom tax discriminatory following legal challenges made by the family of a seriously disabled teenager and by a domestic violence victim.

Published 27 January 2016

Housing subsidies increased by up to £14,000

Subsidy levels for affordable homes for rent being delivered by councils and registered social landlords (RSLs) are to increase up to £14,000 for each new home over the next three years, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 25 January 2016

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