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

CIH Scotland, Shelter Scotland and SFHA make joint call for funding increase to build 53,000 social and affordable homes

In a joint response to the draft Infrastructure Investment Plan, CIH Scotland, Shelter Scotland and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations have called for the Scottish Government to increase affordable housing supply levels from the current target of 50,000 homes to 53,000 homes in the next Parliamentary term to address existing and newly arising housing need.

Published 20 November 2020

Hillcrest and Abertay administer £175k COVID-19 lifeline to Dundee community

Grant funding of £175K secured by Hillcrest Homes and Abertay Housing Association has been used to provide a vital lifeline for the Dundee community, funding a wide range of valuable support for those struggling as a result of COVID-19.

Published 19 November 2020

Initial guidance note on Scottish Secure Tenancies and the use of electronic signatures

The Scottish Government has created an initial guidance note on Scottish Secure Tenancies and the use of electronic signatures.

Published 10 November 2020

SFHA's Guide to Restarting Services updated following new COVID-19 protection levels

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has updated its Guide to Restarting Services in light of the Scottish Government’s new Strategic Framework and COVID-19 protection levels.

Published 3 November 2020

SFHA report makes recommendations for future of housing with care and support

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has released a new paper on housing with care and support provided by housing associations.

Published 30 October 2020

SFHA welcomes clarification on Scottish Government’s infrastructure investment

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has received clarification from the Scottish Government regarding the detail of funding announced in its £24 billion Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan (IIP) 2021–26.

Published 23 October 2020

Social Housing Resilience Group to consider need for further guidance for housing providers

The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has agreed to consider the need for further communication or guidance for housing providers on service delivery, in light of recent announcements from the First Minister. 

Published 23 October 2020

SFHA announces the results of its 2020 board elections and welcomes new chair

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has announced the results of its 2020 board elections and welcomed a new chair after Gerry O’Sullivan stepped down from the role after three years.

Published 5 October 2020

Housing bodies concerned infrastructure investment plan will not address demand for homes

The Scottish Government’s £24 billion infrastructure investment plan could fall short of providing the affordable housing need facing Scotland over the next five years, a collection of housing organisations have warned.

Published 1 October 2020

SFHA seeks to build Scotland's social and economic recovery with 2021 election manifesto 

In the run-up to the Holyrood election in May 2021, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has outlined its calls to Scotland’s political parties, with the publication of its new manifesto, Housing Scotland: Building Our Social and Economic Recovery. 

Published 1 October 2020