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New guidance on Section 11 processes issued by SFHA and Scotland’s Housing Network

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Scotland’s Housing Network have published guidance on Section 11 processes to help minimise tenancy failure and prevent homelessness.

Published 15 July 2020

Hillcrest and Abertay awarded £175k to support local community through COVID challenges

Hillcrest Homes and Abertay Housing Association have been awarded £175k to help support the local communities along with key partners Dundee City Council through challenges that have arisen from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 10 July 2020

SFHA provides weekly Social Housing Resilience Group update

The recent work of the Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has been outlined in the weekly update provided by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 3 July 2020

Lorna Wilson: Social housing’s impact goes far beyond delivering housing

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.

Published 30 June 2020

Dr Philip O’Brien and Dr Richard Dunning: More than ever, Scotland needs affordable housing

Having contributed to a report by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland, and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland which called for the Scottish Government to commit to delivering 53,000 affordable homes, Dr Philip O’Brien and Dr Richard Dunning reflect on the research findings.

Published 30 June 2020

Scottish Government set to clarify position on fire safety and electrical testing deadlines

The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has collected evidence regarding the ability of landlords to meet deadlines with regards to fire safety, electrical testing, and EESSH; and fed into a communication which will be sent to social landlords from the housing minister, in the near future, to clarify the Scottish Government's position.

Published 26 June 2020

Affordable housing progress made but statistics hit by coronavirus

The number of affordable housing approvals and starts in Scotland has increased compared to a year ago while affordable home completions have fallen, new figures have shown.

Published 24 June 2020

SFHA updates COVID-19 briefing note on FOI

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has updated its COVID-19 briefing for social landlords on freedom of information (FOI).

Published 23 June 2020

SFHA provides weekly Social Housing Resilience Group update

The reconvened Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) was the subject of the latest meeting of the Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) this week.

Published 19 June 2020

Blog: Scotland needs 53,000 affordable homes

After last weeks’ launch of Affordable Housing Need in Scotland Post-2021, Callum Chomczuk, Sally Thomas and Alison Watson press the case for 53,000 new affordable homes.

Published 15 June 2020

Social Housing Resilience Group launches online collaborative learning platform

As part of its ongoing work to support social landlords through the COVID-19 crisis, the Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has launched an online platform to facilitate collaborative learning and problem solving.

Published 12 June 2020

Service delivery briefing note updated by SFHA

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has updated its COVID-19 briefing for social landlords on service delivery.

Published 12 June 2020

SFHA updates COVID-19 briefing on practical governance advice

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has updated its COVID-19 briefing for social landlords on practical governance advice.

Published 10 June 2020

Research calls for post-2020 increase in Scottish affordable housing supply levels

The next Scottish Government has been urged to commit to delivering 53,000 affordable homes over the duration of the next parliament to reduce housing need, tackle child poverty and kick-start the country’s economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

Published 9 June 2020

Social Housing Resilience Group working on restarting services guide for landlords

The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) is working on a response on behalf of the sector to the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Framework for Decision Making proposals and route map, including a restarting services guide for landlords, an online space for sharing practice and ideas, and focussed discussions on key priorities including lettings and financial support for tenants.

Published 5 June 2020