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

Budget: Calls for Universal Credit uplift to be made permanent 

A temporary £20 uplift to Universal Credit announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak said in his Budget speech yesterday must be made permanent, campaigners have urged.

Published 4 March 2021

SFHA: Extra housing funding welcome, but investment must rise in line with increasing costs 

The extra £100 million funding announced by the Scottish Government for affordable housing during 2021–2022 has been welcomed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 18 February 2021

Proposed £3.3bn funding for next Affordable Housing Programme welcomed

The Scottish Government’s £3.3 billion funding proposal for the next Affordable Housing Supply Programme will help to “make a real difference” to tackling housing need in Scotland, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

Published 8 February 2021

Scottish Budget's affordable housing allocation can only work if grant levels are 'realistic'

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has cautiously welcomed the funding announced for affordable housing in last week’s Scottish Budget, adding that sustaining it throughout the duration of the next parliament should deliver the homes Scotland needs.

Published 1 February 2021

SFHA: Social housing investment will drive Scotland’s social and economic recovery

Significant investment in social housing will be vital if the Scottish Government wants to drive Scotland’s social and economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said ahead of tomorrow’s budget.

Published 27 January 2021

Alliance calls for affordable housebuilding to be 'cornerstone' of Scotland’s Covid recovery

An alliance of more than 25 advocacy, support and housing organisations have today written to cabinet secretary for finance Kate Forbes, asking her to make social and affordable homes “the cornerstone of Scotland’s recovery” in this week’s Budget.

Published 26 January 2021

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