New report calls for greater homelessness protection for care leavers

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has pledged to deliver new recommendations to improve support for care leavers at risk of homelessness.

Published 13 November 2019

Sally Thomas delivers inaugural Bill Chapman Housing Horizons Lecture

Almost fifty leading representatives from the social housing sector gathered in Aberdeen to hear Sally Thomas, CEO of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), deliver the first ever Bill Chapman Housing Horizons Lecture on Wednesday evening.

Published 8 November 2019

New initiative to help demonstrate impact of Scottish housing sector

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has teamed up with HACT and the Lintel Trust to launch a new project to measure the impact of housing organisations as social businesses and as a sector.

Published 25 October 2019

Growing and ageing population ‘highlights urgent need for housing investment’

New statistics showing Scotland’s population is to continue to increase and age is further evidence of the desperate need for more financial support for the housing sector, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

Published 22 October 2019

SFHA calls on Scottish Government to deliver support services for tenants in preparation for Brexit

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is calling on the Scottish Government to put measures in place to support vulnerable tenants across Scotland if there is an unplanned and disorderly Brexit and has committed to working with the government in order to deliver it.

Published 9 October 2019

Sally Thomas: Long-term investment is vital for delivering the housing Scotland needs

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) chief executive Sally Thomas speaks ahead of today’s Scotland Excel ‘Accelerating the delivery of affordable new homes’ conference.

Published 8 October 2019

SFHA, Shelter Scotland and Oxfam Scotland host film screening during Challenge Poverty Week

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland and Oxfam Scotland are hosting a screening of the film, Push, to mark this year’s Challenge Poverty Week.

Published 7 October 2019

Preventing homelessness could start at primary school

Routinely talking to primary school children about homelessness could prevent such problems later in life, according to the Homeless Network.

Published 4 October 2019

Councils and co-ops could gain new right to buy land for housing

A new law which would give councils and housing associations and co-operatives the right to buy land from developers at existing use price has been welcomed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 25 September 2019

SFHA welcomes housing progress but warns of threat of uncertainty

New statistics which revealed a 15% increase in Scotland’s supply of new homes have been welcomed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 25 September 2019

Right to housing must be incorporated in Scots law, according to new report

A new report calling for the incorporation of human rights legislation in Scotland so everyone has access to a safe, affordable home has been published to mark Scottish Housing Day.

Published 18 September 2019

Housing alliance calls for energy efficiency budget to double to tackle fuel poverty and climate change

A report setting out a credible pathway to making all homes in Scotland zero carbon by 2045 has been published today by the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland.

Published 5 September 2019

SFHA: Programme for Government provides cause for some optimism – but doesn’t help with future planning

The Scottish Government’s Programme for Government contains a lot for social housing providers to be pleased with but they still need more information to help them plan for the future, according to SFHA chief executive, Sally Thomas.

Published 5 September 2019

Social housing sector’s ‘culture of continuous improvement’ reflected in new report

A new report from the Scottish Housing Regulator reinforces the fact social housing providers continue to provide great homes in great places, SFHA chief executive Sally Thomas has said.

Published 3 September 2019

SFHA unveils board director election results

The results of the Scottish Federation of Housing Association’s board director elections were announced this week at the federation’s AGM in Edinburgh.

Published 30 August 2019