Rural And Islands Housing Association Forum

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A new net zero heating package could cut the cost of heating for thousands of households by transforming Scotland’s rural homes, according to rural organisations. The Existing Homes Alliance and rural groups are calling for the Scottish Government to set up a Rural Homes Just Transition Packag

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Lorna Wilson shares initial findings into research from SFHA, JRF, Public Health Scotland, and RIHAF into the social, economic, health, and wellbeing impact of social housing. No one can dispute the importance of good quality affordable housing – but many people may not be aware of the wider i

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Dunbritton Housing Association has won the Rural and Islands Housing Association Forum (RIHAF) Development of the Year Award for 2019. This award was made in recognition of Dunbritton’s most recent rural development of 26 social housing properties at Bruce Court, Succoth in the village of

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Scotland’s rural and island communities face unique housing challenges – so how can we ensure that we sustain these areas for future generations? Making sure rural and island areas receive a fair share of available funding for new affordable homes is a key theme for the Scottish Rural and Island

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Di Alexander As the Scottish Government prepares to begin a consultation in to fuel poverty, a new strategy has been drafted which could be adopted by the Rural & Islands Housing Associations Forum (RIHAF) and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

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The level of income required to afford a socially acceptable standard of living and to participate in society is ten to thirty per cent more expensive in remote rural Scotland than elsewhere in the UK, a new study has found. The report on Minimum Income Standard for Remote Rural Scotland 2016, publi

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With the Scottish Government committing to building 50,000 affordable homes over the lifetime of the current parliament, a conference beginning today is to discuss how Scotland’s rural and island communities can ensure that a fair share of the homes are built in their areas. The Scottish Rural and

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