Scottish Government urged to accept Social Renewal Advisory Board recommendations

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the report by the Social Renewal Advisory Board, which has made recommendations for a fairer and more equal Scotland as the country prepares for its post-pandemic recovery.

Published 22 January 2021

Scotland Excel to host webinar for Scottish housing associations

Scotland Excel is set to hold a webinar for Scottish housing associations on Tuesday February 2 from 10am-12 noon.

Published 21 January 2021

New tradesman announcement 'no material change' for housing service providers

The First Minister's announcement this week that the current guidance regarding only carrying out essential works in homes would become law does not represent any material change for housing service providers, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has confirmed.

Published 15 January 2021

Eviction ban extended until end of March

The Scottish Government has announced that its temporary ban on eviction orders will be extended until the end of March. 

Published 8 January 2021

Updated Covid-19 guidance issued for social landlords

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has updated its guidance for social landlords amid new Covid-19 restrictions and the 'stay at home' message issued by the Scottish Government on Monday.

Published 8 January 2021

SFHA in favour of power to evict domestic abuse perpetrators

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has backed proposals from the Scottish Government that would allow social landlords to end the tenancies of those who commit domestic abuse.

Published 22 December 2020

SFHA: No update to guidance affecting social housing sector planned by Scottish Government

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has highlighted the Scottish Government's confirmation that no updates to guidance affecting the social housing sector are planned to be published in advance of 26 December.

Published 22 December 2020

Scottish Government publishes quarterly housing statistics

A total of 1,057 affordable housing supply homes completed in the latest quarter, July to September 2020, an increase of 860 homes on the 197 completions in the previous quarter, April to June 2020.

Published 16 December 2020

Updated guidance on safer workplaces and moving homes discussed at SHRG meeting

The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) met for the penultimate time this year as it continued to discuss the significant challenges the coronavirus outbreak is causing so that social landlords can continue to provide the support their tenants and communities need.

Published 7 December 2020

Helen Forsyth begins term as SFHA chair at 'critical time' for sector

Helen Forsyth has taken up her position as new chair at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) at what the organisation said is a “critical time” for the social housing sector.

Published 2 December 2020

SFHA welcomes increase to interim funding for Affordable Housing Supply Programme

A £200 million increase to the interim funding for the Affordable Housing Supply Programme in 2021–22 will help to provide some certainty for social landlords regarding planning beyond March 2021, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

Published 2 December 2020

Kingdom Housing Association hosts graduate trainee showcase

Kingdom Housing Association (KHA) held its first online graduate trainee showcase to a select group of guests from across the country and announced an expansion of the programme.

Published 2 December 2020

SFHA: Significant programme of house building required during next parliament 

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has responded to the Scottish Government’s Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021–2022 to 2025–2026 by welcoming its proposed capital funding increase.

Published 26 November 2020

Langstane Housing Association secures homelessness funding

Langstane Housing Association has outlined how it will make use of funding it has received through the Scottish Government’s Homelessness Prevention Fund.

Published 25 November 2020

Housing associations share funding for homelessness prevention work 

Eleven housing association projects have received funding from the Scottish Government’s £1.5 million Homelessness Prevention Fund to support projects that contribute to reducing child poverty and preventing homelessness. 

Published 24 November 2020