Minister for zero carbon buildings Patrick Harvie speaks at pre-COP26 social housing energy summit 

Housing associations and the Scottish Government must work together to ensure that tackling climate change and achieving net zero emissions homes doesn’t lead to increased levels of fuel poverty, a pre-COP26 energy summit, led by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and addressed by the minister for zero carbon buildings, active travel and tenants’ rights Patrick Harvie, heard yesterday.

Published 22 September 2021

Melville tenants transform unloved Midlothian garden

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.

Published 21 September 2021

Home completions fall by 28% as lockdown measures take toll

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 statistics from the Scottish Government.

Published 15 September 2021

Affordable housing investment benchmark levels 'could undermine' delivery ambitions

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 Benchmarks Working Group.

Published 14 September 2021

Study reveals annual £28m cost of evicting tenants from social housing

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.

Published 7 September 2021

Cabinet secretary helps SFHA unveil new strategy to help members recover from pandemic

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. 

Published 2 September 2021

New report analyses impact of Covid-19 pandemic on social landlords in Scotland

The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has published a report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on social landlords in Scotland.

Published 23 August 2021

New guide published to support social landlords with equality data collection

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has published a new guide to support social landlords with equalities data collection.

Published 20 August 2021

SFHA joins calls to extend Universal Credit uplift as survey reveals fears of claimants

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. 

Published 18 August 2021

Climate crisis debate to be held in memory of Alan Ferguson

A Scottish Housing Day debate is to be held in memory of Alan Ferguson.

Published 17 August 2021

SFHA launches new Energy Forum in partnership with Changeworks and Warmworks

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has launched a new Energy Forum in partnership with Changeworks and Warmworks.

Published 16 July 2021

New EESSH2 standards will cost housing associations £2bn, SFHA research finds

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.

Published 6 July 2021

Landlords reaffirm commitment to avoiding evictions

Private and social landlords have signed new joint statements reaffirming their commitment to only take eviction action as a last resort.

Published 28 June 2021

SFHA completes executive team with two appointments 

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.

Published 25 June 2021

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 renters.

Published 24 June 2021