COVID-19



Social Housing Resilience Group convened to tackle coronavirus

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has convened a group of key organisations in order to respond to the evolving and significant challenges which the social housing sector is experiencing as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  

Published 27 March 2020

Shelter Scotland calls for emergency powers to protect us all during the pandemic

Emergency measures are required to ensure everyone has a safe place to call home during the coronavirus pandemic and after, according to Shelter Scotland.

Published 27 March 2020

Glasgow City Council suspends voluntary redundancy scheme

Glasgow City Council’s plan to introduce a voluntary redundancy scheme for up 1,500 members of staff has been suspended due to the coronavirus crisis.

Published 27 March 2020

Applications open for Third Sector Resilience Fund

Applications are now open for the Scottish Government's Third Sector Resilience Fund.

Published 27 March 2020

SFHA publishes practical governance advice briefing

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has published the latest in its series briefings to help housing associations and co-operatives through the coronavirus crisis.

Published 27 March 2020

Kevin Sturgeon: Business continuity plans & coronavirus – what RSLs need to consider

Harper Macleod solicitor Kevin Sturgeon provides an update for RSLs on the latest requirements from the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 27 March 2020

Coronavirus forcing property owners to shift from short to long term letting

Property owners are shifting from short to long term letting as coronavirus hits holiday lets, according to DJ Alexander.

Published 27 March 2020

Video: Clydebank claps for the NHS

Scottish Housing News reader and Dalmuir Park Housing Association vice chair Craig Edward shares this video showing the people of Clydebank showing appreciation for our precious NHS & care workers.

Published 27 March 2020

Jessica Husbands: Coronavirus - how do you stay at home if you don't have one?

Jessica Husbands from Shelter Scotland discusses the issue of homelessness in the UK during the current COVID-19 lockdown.

Published 27 March 2020

More than a million Scots struggling with poverty before coronavirus outbreak

New poverty statistics have revealed that around one in five Scots were living in poverty before the COVID-19 outbreak hit.

Published 27 March 2020

Edinburgh to distribute emergency food parcels for vulnerable families

The City of Edinburgh Council will be delivering 2,000 emergency food parcels to vulnerable families across the city today.

Published 27 March 2020

David Bookbinder: No rent holidays, but landlords will take a hit anyway

Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) director David Bookbinder argues that the conversation should be moved away from rent holidays and focussed instead on the loss of income members facing housing associations and co-operatives.

Published 26 March 2020

Emergency hotel accommodation secured for all rough sleepers in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has reached a deal to provide hotel accommodation for all of the city’s rough sleepers amid the coronavirus crisis.

Published 26 March 2020

East Lothian Housing Association and R3 to extend opening hours

As a result of the coronavirus crisis, East Lothian Housing Association (ELHA) and its in-house maintenance contractor R3 have both extended their opening hours.

Published 26 March 2020

Disparity of advice causing ‘two-tier’ construction system in Scotland

The Scottish Government has issued more guidance on what construction work is considered to be ‘critical’ at the moment but a leading trade body has warned of a two-tiered system due to a disparity of advice across the UK.

Published 26 March 2020