SFHA



Social housing and green infrastructure design fund launched

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is working in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, Architecture and Design Scotland and the Scottish Government to support more innovative, greener designs in the housing sector.

Published 14 February 2019

SFHA ‘deeply disappointed’ at funding freeze for housing adaptations

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has revealed its disappointment in a funding freeze in housing adaptations to enable people to stay in their homes.

Published 4 February 2019

Rise in homelessness sparks calls for housing associations to undertake assessments

Scotland’s housing sector has called for “radical change” to tackle homelessness after new figures revealed an increase in applications for homelessness assistance and households in temporary accommodation.

Published 30 January 2019

Holyrood committee’s fuel poverty calls 'welcome' but 'further ambition still required'

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed a report by the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee which called for additional measures to be included in the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill.

Published 30 January 2019

Scottish Government unveils £70m affordable housing funding increase

The Scottish Government is to supply £826 million of funding through the 2019/20 budget to increase the supply of affordable homes.

Published 28 January 2019

SFHA: Investment required beyond current parliament to solve housing crisis

New analysis which reveals that around 7,000 fewer homes a year are being built in Scotland than needed shows need for a long-term focus on increasing the supply of new build affordable housing, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

Published 25 January 2019

Investment and labour costs top post-Brexit concerns for social housing sector

With the critical vote on the Brexit deal due today, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has revealed the results of its second survey highlighting the views of social housing providers in Scotland. 

Published 15 January 2019

SFHA welcomes affordable housing increase and acknowledges challenges ahead

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed Scottish Government statistics showing substantial increases in the delivery of new build affordable housing.

Published 13 December 2018

Housing minister to outline plan to end homelessness at SFHA conference

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has secured Kevin Stewart MSP, minister for local government, housing and planning, to be its opening speaker at its From Homeless to Housed Conference taking place in Edinburgh this week.

Published 11 December 2018

Scottish Government puts ‘rapid rehousing’ at centre of new homelessness action plan

Rough sleeping prevention and a shift towards rapid rehousing are among the key aims of a new Scottish Government action plan to bring an end to homelessness in Scotland.

Published 28 November 2018

Glasgow City Council to outline fuel poverty demographic concerns at Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee will take evidence from local authorities, housing associations and energy efficiency experts tomorrow as it continues its examination of proposed legislation which sets a new target relating to the eradication of fuel poverty.

Published 27 November 2018

Funding call for housing associations to embrace modern construction methods

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is to launch a funding call to provide an opportunity for housing associations to trial fresh ideas with new prototypes and processes for future development programmes.

Published 15 November 2018

SFHA hosts new website resource to create housing solutions through technology

A national Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Ready programme is being funded by the Scottish Government’s TEC Programme and hosted by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 13 November 2018

Committee report echoes SFHA worries over Universal Credit

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said that a House of Commons committee’s report into the “unacceptable” hardship caused by Universal Credit echoes many of its own concerns with the policy.

Published 29 October 2018

Universal Credit ‘income shock’ could drive foodbank use

Foodbank provider Trussell Trust has issued a stark warning to MSPs that Universal Credit could drive in-work poverty and foodbank use.

Published 25 October 2018