SFHA



Kids can’t wait for new income supplement, warns Scotland’s civic society

Housing associations, homelessness charities and organisations from across Scottish society have today written a joint letter to call on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to speed up the introduction of a new income supplement to tackle child poverty.

Published 24 June 2019

Tenement maintenance working group’s final recommendations report calls for change in legislation

Regular building inspections, the establishment of compulsory owners’ associations and Building Reserve Funds must be written into legislation to protect the future of Scotland’s tenement buildings, according to a new report.

Published 5 June 2019

Majority of Scottish housing associations report increase in number of tenants struggling to heat homes

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called on the UK Government to take “urgent action” after a survey found increasing numbers of tenants experiencing or at risk of fuel poverty.

Published 4 June 2019

SFHA issues funding call amid ‘deeply worrying’ fuel poverty increases

New estimates which suggest that more than one in 10 homes would be classed as being in extreme fuel poverty under the Scottish Government’s proposed new definitions are “deeply worrying” and highlight the need for vital investment, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has warned.

Published 20 May 2019

Just two weeks left to apply for funding to get residents walking and cycling

You can apply for up to £25,000 to make spaces more accessible for your tenants to walk and cycle.

Published 15 May 2019

Collaborative workshops launched to explore offsite construction of affordable homes

The first of a series of collaborative workshops to explore ways to increase offsite construction of affordable homes has been launched at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) by housing minister Kevin Stewart.

Published 3 May 2019

Sarah Boyack to leave SFHA for parliamentary return

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations’ head of public affairs Sarah Boyack is to leaving the organisation to return to her previous role as an MSP at the Scottish Parliament.

Published 1 May 2019

Scotland’s Housing Network to study homelessness prevention among north and islands RSL’s

A homelessness prevention project is under way to investigate ways to improve the performance of section 11 notices in the north and islands of Scotland.

Published 1 May 2019

South Lanarkshire uses rent affordability tool with tenants and staff to encourage dialogue and effective engagement

South Lanarkshire Council has effectively used HouseMark’s rent affordability tool with staff and tenants to understand better the implications of proposed rent changes and kick off constructive conversations.

Published 30 April 2019

Housing bodies to develop Self-Assurance Toolkit

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF), the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO), and the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) are to work together on the development of a Self-Assurance Toolkit.

Published 24 April 2019

SFHA ‘disappointed’ as Serco lock-change case dismissed

Scotland’s RSLs will do what they can to support asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow following an eviction legal ruling, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

Published 16 April 2019

Social housing providers to access new fund to support active travel

A new fund to encourage more people to walk and cycle for everyday journeys is now available for registered social landlords in Scotland.

Published 9 April 2019

SFHA: Universal Credit creates ‘systemic indebtedness’ for new claimants

Ahead of giving evidence today to the Scottish Parliament’s social security committee inquiry into social security support for housing, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) said that “Universal Credit is creating systemic indebtedness and arrears for new claimants”.

Published 4 April 2019

SFHA submits social security support evidence to parliament

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has highlighted the need for Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) systems to have the capacity to support Scottish Universal Credit Choices.

Published 19 March 2019

Joint research project to build case for social housing investment post-2021

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland and CIH Scotland will team up to commission new research on housing supply need in Scotland post-2021.

Published 13 March 2019