Steph Elliot continues the SFHA's monthly TECH column with an introduction to the Near Me feature now available to housing associations free of charge. Near Me is an internet platform that helps health and social care providers, local authorities and other 3rd party organisations offer vid
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations' chief executive Sally Thomas has written to The Herald to correct a recent article that the SFHA said may have caused "unnecessary concern" to tenants. The article in question concerns the emergency rent and eviction provisions brought in by
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has written to the Scottish Government to welcome the removal of the freeze on social rents that was announced last week, but making clear there are still unresolved issues. Following sustained efforts by SFHA, the Scottish Government announced
Tenants' rights minister Patrick Harvie has announced that he intends to cap private sector rents at 3% and that evictions will continue to be prevented for all tenants except in a number of specified circumstances from April.
The Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) will be the main sponsor for the upcoming Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) Development Conference taking place on Wednesday 15th March 2023 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.
An agreed definition of a Scottish equivalent of the Passivhaus standard which will become the minimum for all new housing in the country is to be the subject of consultation between the Scottish Government and the building industry, Patrick Harvie has confirmed. Last month, the
Social justice secretary Shona Robison has announced an additional £2.4 million in funding to help people struggling to afford food and other essentials. The funds will go to four organisations to distribute mainly on a ‘cash-first’ basis to people in immediate need in the face of
The Scottish Government has decided not to extend rent controls for social housing providers beyond March 2023 with social landlord representatives bodies announcing their members’ plans for below-inflation rent increases for the next financial year. COSLA has issued a statement of intent whic
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and CIH have criticised the Scottish Government for reducing its funding for the Affordable Supply Programme as part of its 2023-24 Scottish Budget yesterday.
Steph Elliot continues the SFHA's monthly TECH column with a call for organisations to sign up to the TEC in Housing Charter. The reach of the housing sector extends across Scotland and services millions of people in every community. Individually and as a collective we have the potent
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed plans for welfare benefits to keep pace with inflation but expressed concern that other measures announced as part of the UK Government’s Autumn statement don’t go far enough to protect social housing tenants during an u
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has urged the UK Government to increase benefits in line with inflation after its members reported that more working tenants are being affected by the cost of living crisis, with some struggling to afford commuting expenses. The findings of
North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie and local councillor Jonny Tepp joined representatives from the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) in a visit to Kingdom Housing Association’s largest green housing development to date. The £6.9 million development at Balgove Road in Gaul
TECH is launching its Analogue to Digital telephony switch-off awareness campaign with a countdown to the 2025 switch-off. Steph Elliot explains more in the monthly TECH column from the SFHA. In 2025 the current, Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)