SFHA



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

Increase in arrears among Universal Credit claimants, SFHA report finds

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has found that as more tenants claim Universal Credit, the greater the share of arrears is among Universal Credit claimants.

Published 9 October 2020

SFHA and HACT launch social value toolkit for Scotland

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and HACT have created a social value toolkit that gives  housing associations and co-operatives the practical resources they need to measure, demonstrate and increase the social value impact of their work in communities.

Published 8 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

Scottish Housing Day focused on the value of social housing

The Scottish Government must make investment in social housing the centrepiece of its COVID-19 recovery plan, according to a new report published to mark Scottish Housing Day.

Published 16 September 2020

New approach to housing design could meet people’s needs throughout their lives, new research finds

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has released new research that examines taking a different approach to designing homes and communities.

Published 16 September 2020

Programme for Government discussed by Social Housing Resilience Group

The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has noted with approval that housing was acknowledged in the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government as an infrastructure issue and core to social and economic regeneration.

Published 11 September 2020

Supplemental COVID-19 guidance to SFHA Self-Assurance Toolkit now available

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has published supplemental COVID-19 guidance to the SFHA Self-Assurance Toolkit.

Published 11 September 2020

Social housing investment 'reduces poverty, improves health and drives economic growth'

Investment in the social housing sector generates economic and social benefits for Scotland and its people, including reducing poverty and homelessness, improving health, and creating jobs, a new report has found.

Published 9 September 2020

Sally Thomas: Programme for Government has much to commend but could increase costs for members

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) chief executive Sally Thomas outlines the organisation's reaction to this week's Programme for Government.

Published 4 September 2020