Sally Thomas The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is calling for the UK government to act urgently on Universal Credit as the implementation of the policy is pushing tenants into debt and poverty as well as jeopardising the financial sustainability of housing associations.
Sarah Boyack The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed moves to enshrine the Scottish Government’s proposed new fuel poverty target in legislation but said that more investment is required to make the ambition a reality.
Eydent Conference at Gailes Hotel Irvine A major housing conference titled Meeting the Challenge will take place in Irvine later this month.
The UK government has dropped proposals to impose the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap to supported housing and the wider social housing sector following widespread criticism of the policy. Due to come into force for social tenants in April 2019, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) proposals
Scotland’s rural and island communities face unique housing challenges – so how can we ensure that we sustain these areas for future generations? Making sure rural and island areas receive a fair share of available funding for new affordable homes is a key theme for the Scottish Rural and Island
Sarah Boyack Ahead of today’s Scottish Government debate on ‘The Roll-out of Universal Credit’, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has once again warned that the continued roll-out of the benefit will have catastrophic consequences for some of the most vulnerable in society
More and more social tenants in Scotland are struggling to pay the first month’s rent in advance as a result of welfare reforms, making it even more difficult for them to find and keep a home, according to two leading housing organisations. Shelter Scotland and the Scottish Federation of Housing A
An alliance of ten organisations from the planning and placemaking sector in Scotland has launched a new campaign to help influence new planning guidelines ahead of the upcoming Planning Bill. The Scottish Alliance for People and Places, which includes COSLA and the Scottish Federation of Housing As
(from left) Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Willie Rennie MSP; Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson MSP; Scottish National Party leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP; Scottish Green Party co-convener Patrick Harvie MSP; Scottish Labour shadow community minister Pauline McNeill MSP;
Sally Thomas The continued roll-out of Universal Credit will have “catastrophic consequences” for some of the most vulnerable in society as well as undermine the sustainability of housing associations, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.
Sally Thomas The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has today outlined three key issues for its members ahead of the Programme for Government 2017–18 being unveiled.
CEO Sally Thomas and minister Michael Russell The new chief executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has outlined her vision for the SFHA and the sector moving forward.
New SFHA chair Gerry O'Sullivan (centre) alongside the Board directors The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has announced the election of its new chair, at a Board meeting following its AGM on Wednesday.
A group of 24 Scottish charities have come together to urge the UK government to stop the roll-out of the Universal Credit system in Scotland. A major change the benefits system, Universal Credit replaces six existing benefits with one, and is designed to make the benefits process easier. The govern
With just under a month to go until Scottish Housing Day, the organisers behind the event are encouraging as many housing organisations as possible to get involved and consider hosting an event to raise public awareness of housing options and the great work people in housing do. Building on the succ