Plans to deliver a new deal for tenants, with stronger rights, greater protections against eviction and access to greener, higher-quality, more affordable housing, have been launched. The proposals, which are open to public consultation from today, aim to deliver a fairer rented sector that meets th
Ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change, tackling inequalities and investing in the economy and public services were at the forefront of the 2022-2023 Scottish Budget yesterday though some in the housing sector believe it has fallen short in delivering on house building and energy eff
A total of 4,834 all-sector new build homes were completed in Scotland in the year to end December 2020, a decrease of 35% (7,839 homes) on the previous year, according to the latest Quarterly Housing Statistics published by Scotland's chief statistician. Decreases were seen across private-led compl
Housing charity Shelter Scotland has joined forces with CIH Scotland and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) in an open letter to MSP Kate Forbes, cabinet secretary for finance and the economy, to ask for a guarantee on the social house building commitment ahead of the Scottish Go
A new round of a £2 million fund that will help social landlords to support tenants who are struggling with fuel poverty has now opened for applications.
Link Group featured prominently at this week’s SFHA finance conference, with staff delivering sessions on the housing and support organisation’s approach to sustainability in relation to funding. Financial director Nick Pollard offered delegates an insight into Link Group’s £
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) writes in our COP26SHN feature that its members are working to tackle climate change by using sustainable and highly energy efficient methods to build homes. A new survey pubished by SFHA has been published as COP26 turns its attention to the th
SFHA chief executive Sally Thomas spoke at an official COP26 UN System Side Event yesterday to discuss how to decarbonise homes in an inclusive and affordable way. In her contribution to our #COP26SHN feature, she highlights how the housing sector is already working on this.
Mandatory measurement concerns raised as government confirms affordable housing investment benchmarks
The Scottish Government’s review of affordable housing investment benchmarks has resulted in a “welcome” increase in investment, but “significant concerns” remain regarding the government’s decision on continuous improvement and procurement.
Proposals for a National Care Service in Scotland could signal an opportunity to join up services and responses for some of society’s most excluded groups, according to a joint consultation response submitted to the Scottish Government today by organisations representing the housing and homele
The chief executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations Sally Thomas will speak at an official COP26 UN System side event this week.
Do you have an innovative idea to address a social or environmental problem and need help to develop it? Community Enterprise in Scotland is running a series of free events in partnership with Interface to demonstrate how through the support of leading Scottish academia and innovation hubs, ent
The Scottish Government has set out the actions it will take in the buildings sector to deliver on climate change commitments, support economic opportunities, and ensure a just transition, including helping address fuel poverty.
The Sustainability for Housing Board has published a revised version of the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing (SRS) to incorporates changes proposed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) after consultation with registered social landlords.
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) reflected this week on the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic and looked to the social housing sector’s crucial role in the country’s recovery, during its 46th annual&