SFHA announces the results of its 2020 board elections and welcomes new chair

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has announced the results of its 2020 board elections and welcomed a new chair after Gerry O’Sullivan stepped down from the role after three years.

Published 5 October 2020

Housing bodies concerned infrastructure investment plan will not address demand for homes

The Scottish Government’s £24 billion infrastructure investment plan could fall short of providing the affordable housing need facing Scotland over the next five years, a collection of housing organisations have warned.

Published 1 October 2020

SFHA seeks to build Scotland's social and economic recovery with 2021 election manifesto 

In the run-up to the Holyrood election in May 2021, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has outlined its calls to Scotland’s political parties, with the publication of its new manifesto, Housing Scotland: Building Our Social and Economic Recovery. 

Published 1 October 2020

Scottish Housing Day focused on the value of social housing

The Scottish Government must make investment in social housing the centrepiece of its COVID-19 recovery plan, according to a new report published to mark Scottish Housing Day.

Published 16 September 2020

New approach to housing design could meet people’s needs throughout their lives, new research finds

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has released new research that examines taking a different approach to designing homes and communities.

Published 16 September 2020

Programme for Government discussed by Social Housing Resilience Group

The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has noted with approval that housing was acknowledged in the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government as an infrastructure issue and core to social and economic regeneration.

Published 11 September 2020

Supplemental COVID-19 guidance to SFHA Self-Assurance Toolkit now available

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has published supplemental COVID-19 guidance to the SFHA Self-Assurance Toolkit.

Published 11 September 2020

Social housing investment 'reduces poverty, improves health and drives economic growth'

Investment in the social housing sector generates economic and social benefits for Scotland and its people, including reducing poverty and homelessness, improving health, and creating jobs, a new report has found.

Published 9 September 2020

Sally Thomas: Programme for Government has much to commend but could increase costs for members

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) chief executive Sally Thomas outlines the organisation's reaction to this week's Programme for Government.

Published 4 September 2020

Programme for Government: Scottish Government 'disappoints' on social housing and renter support

The Scottish Government is to establish a £10 million Tenant Hardship Loan Fund to help those struggling to pay rent during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 2 September 2020

Grenfell Inquiry and extension of notice periods discussed at Social Housing Resilience Group meeting

The Scottish Government delivered a presentation on its response to the Grenfell Inquiry and was given evidence on the consequences of the extension of notice periods during a meeting of the Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) this week.

Published 28 August 2020

SFHA seeks members’ views on Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is encouraging its members with experience of heat networks to help the organisation inform its evidence to the Scottish Parliament on the Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill.

Published 21 August 2020

SFHA updates COVID-19 briefing note on practical governance advice

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has published the fourth version of its COVID-19 practical governance advice briefing.

Published 21 August 2020

SFHA: Scottish Government must consider full consequences of extending eviction notice period

The Scottish Government should revert the notice period for evictions in the social housing sector on the grounds of anti-social behaviour back to one month from three to prevent suffering from other household members, tenants, and communities, according to the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 20 August 2020

Cycling Scotland welcomes success of popular Social Housing Partnership Fund

The first round a fund for registered social landlords in Scotland to encourage more people to walk and cycle for everyday journeys has been oversubscribed, providing funding for 46 projects from 33 social housing providers, a progress report into the initiative has revealed.

Published 20 August 2020