Sector calls for 12,000 new affordable homes a year in Scotland

The level of need for affordable housing in Scotland is double what is currently being delivered, according to a new report published today by three of Scotland’s leading housing organisations.

Published 5 October 2015

Sector calls for Scottish Government to increase affordable homes target

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called for Scotland’s affordable housing target to be increased in order to meet housing need across the country.

Published 9 September 2015

SFHA gives evidence to Parliamentary committee on further welfare powers

The Scotland Bill has the potential to enable social landlords to support and transform tenants’ lives though sections of the it fail to meet the “spirit or substance” of the Smith Commission, according to the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 3 September 2015

Scottish Household Survey shows continued decline in social rented sector

An annual report into the tenure of Scottish households has renewed calls from across the sector for an “urgent need” for more affordable homes.

Published 27 August 2015

Overcrowding Statutory Notices ‘could increase risk of homelessness’

Homelessness levels in Scotland could rise as part of a Scottish Government drive to crack down on overcrowded houses, charities and housing chiefs have warned.

Published 24 July 2015

Berwickshire Housing Association apprentice completes SFHA challenge

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) modern apprentice Kathryn Taylor has successfully completed this year’s Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) Apprentice Challenge.

Published 14 July 2015

Budget 2015: New welfare changes as damaging as bedroom tax

The chief executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said new welfare changes could be as devastating to the sector as the bedroom tax.

Published 9 July 2015

England: Rent reduction to set back affordable housebuilding

The UK government's commitment to 1 per cent annual rent reductions in the social rented sector will negatively affect affordable housebuilding, according to independent analysis.

Published 9 July 2015

Charities urge UK government to steer away from further welfare cuts

Thirteen of Scotland’s leading charities have appealed to the UK government to find new ways of reducing public spending ahead of £12 billion in additional cuts to the welfare bill in next week’s emergency budget.

Published 30 June 2015

Castlehill committee member departs after 28 years of service

Castlehill Housing Association’s longest serving committee member Dr Nick Williams is to leave the Association after 28 years of service.

Published 24 June 2015

Green cashback scheme for social landlords given £5m boost

A green cashback scheme which offers funding to housing associations and local authority landlords towards energy efficiency measures is to reopen after a £5 million investment pledge by the Scottish Government.

Published 4 June 2015

SFHA celebrates 40 years as national body for Scottish housing associations and co-operatives

To mark its 40th anniversary year, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is kicking off the celebrations at its annual conference.

Published 3 June 2015

Apprentice Challenge highlights the importance of nurturing young talent

A national two-day challenge for housing apprentices will kick off today.

Published 3 June 2015

BHA apprentice ready to take on SFHA Apprentice Challenge

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has congratulated its modern apprentice Kathryn Taylor after she gained a place at this year’s Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) Apprentice Challenge.

Published 3 June 2015

Housing minister marks Apprenticeship Week by launching SFHA Apprentice Challenge 2015

Housing minister Margaret Burgess marked the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week (May 18-22) by launching a national challenge for housing apprentices yesterday.

Published 19 May 2015