A green fingered couple have teamed up with Melville Housing Association to transform an unloved patch of communal space behind their Penicuik home into a fabulous community garden. Sam and Shona Wilkie, who moved into Melville’s Windsor Lane development in 2013, began the project a little ove
The number of homes completed across all sectors in Scotland in the year to end September 2020 decreased by 28% on the previous year, with activity levels being affected by the introduction of lockdown measures in mid-March to late June 2020, according to the latest quarterly housing stati
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) have raised concerns over the grant funding available to deliver affordable homes following the publication of the report on the work of the 2021 Affordable Housing Investment
Evicting tenants from social homes cost the public purse at least £28 million in a single year, according to new research published by Shelter Scotland. The housing campaign group commissioned academics from the University of Liverpool to establish the true cost of eviction
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has launched a new three-year strategy at a virtual event yesterday with cabinet secretary for social justice, housing and local government Shona Robison.
The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has published a report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on social landlords in Scotland. Using data social landlords provided to the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) each month during 2020/21, the report aims to help build as full a picture as possibl
The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has published a new guide to support social landlords with equalities data collection. The guide has been developed in collaboration with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) and
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has joined forces with housing association representatives in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to call on the UK Government to extend the £20 uplift in Universal Credit (UC) payments. In October, the government is planning to
A Scottish Housing Day debate is to be held in memory of Alan Ferguson. The Climate Crisis in Housing - 'Too hot to handle’? will debate the statement: "The real problem of minimising residential carbon emissions lies in the private sector, not with social housing".
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has launched a new Energy Forum in partnership with Changeworks and Warmworks. The forum, on 19 August, will allow staff with an interest in energy-related issues to keep up to date with the latest developments, share best practice, and discuss
A new energy efficiency standard for social homes would only reduce fuel poverty by 24% despite costing housing associations an estimated £2 billion by 2032, a new report released today by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has found.
Private and social landlords have signed new joint statements reaffirming their commitment to only take eviction action as a last resort. The statements have been agreed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Association (SFHA), the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWS
Aaron Hill and Carolyn Lochhead have joined the executive team at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) as director of policy and membership and director of public affairs and communications respectively. The new appointments complete SFHA’s execu
SFHA: New support for tenants, not extended eviction notice periods, will help people to keep their homes
The Scottish Federation of Housing Association (SFHA) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of a new £10 million grant fund for tenants who have fallen into rent arrears as a result of the pandemic as well as a national awareness-raising campaign which will target all rente
A new report that details the process for evictions in the social housing sector and highlights the work that housing associations and co-operatives carry out to help tenants to remain in their homes has been released today by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA). Last year, as a r