SFHA



SFHA forms strategic partnership with Changeworks and Warmworks 

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has formed a strategic partnership with Changeworks and Warmworks to provide its members with increased expertise and support on improving energy efficiency and tackling fuel poverty.

Published 9 June 2021

Funding available to reduce barriers to active travel in social housing

Social housing providers can now apply for grants of up to £25,000 per site to improve cycle parking, storage, shelter and security at their properties.

Published 8 June 2021

High digital skills apparent among majority of social housing sector staff, finds SFHA

A new report published by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has found that 55% of housing association and co-operative senior leaders would rate their staff’s digital skill levels as ‘excellent’ or ‘high’.

Published 4 June 2021

SFHA responds to First Minister’s statement on government’s priorities

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the First Minister’s statement this week on the Scottish Government’s priorities for this parliament, including its commitment to continue tackling housing need through the delivery of affordable housing.

Published 28 May 2021

SFHA to work with new government to deliver the homes Scotland needs 

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has congratulated the SNP on its election result and pledged to work with the new Scottish Government in order to deliver the affordable housing that Scotland needs during this parliament.

Published 11 May 2021

SFHA vows to make case for social housing sector investment

With counting under way for the Scottish Parliament election today, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said it will continue to make the case for investment in the social housing sector, holding the next Scottish Government to account regarding its members’ priorities no matter the outcome of the vote.

Published 7 May 2021

SFHA responds to draft heat in buildings consultation

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has highlighted the key role the social housing sector will play in the design and delivery of the policies outlined in the Scottish Government’s draft Heat in Buildings Strategy.

Published 30 April 2021

SFHA updates guide to help social landlords prepare for latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has provided an update on what the next phase of easing of restrictions means for social landlords and has updated its Guide to Managing Services to reflect the changes.

Published 23 April 2021

Eildon calls on political parties to support investment in social housing sector

Ahead of next month’s Scottish Parliament election, Eildon Housing Association is calling on Scotland’s political parties to support investment in the social housing sector in order to kickstart the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 20 April 2021

Scotland Social Housing Fuel Support Fund opens for applications

An emergency fund for Scottish housing associations to help tenants who are struggling with the cost of their energy bills is now live.

Published 16 April 2021

East Kilbride Housing Association backs SFHA call for affordable housing investment

Ahead of next month’s Scottish Parliament election, East Kilbride Housing Association (EKHA) is calling on Scotland’s political parties to support investment in the social housing sector in order to kick-start the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 12 April 2021

SFHA takes steps to work with government on shared understanding of rent affordability

A new Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) paper has set out the processes, considerations and questions faced by housing associations in relation to rents, both generally and in the context of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Published 9 April 2021

SFHA details extent of rising costs of development

The average cost of developing a new build home in Scotland has increased by as much as 21% over the life of the last Parliament, research by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has revealed.

Published 6 April 2021

Coronavirus hits delivery of social sector homes

The impact of lockdown on social sector housebuilding has been laid bare in new statistics with a 67% drop in starts (407 homes) recorded between April to June 2020 on the same quarter in 2019, a 98% fall in completions (20 homes).

Published 24 March 2021

SFHA welcomes passing of legislation to protect victims of domestic abuse

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s passing of the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill. 

Published 19 March 2021