Supported accommodation LHA funding to transfer to Holyrood

The UK government has announced that its policy to cap Local Housing Allowance (LHA) for supported accommodation will be put on ice until 2019 when the funding for Scotland will then be transferred to Holyrood.

Published 16 September 2016

SFHA and GWSF publish new openness and transparency guidance

New guidance has been issued to help housing associations make the right amount of information available both to tenants and other stakeholders.

Published 15 September 2016

Housing statistics ‘a stark reminder’ of importance of stable investment

The publication of the latest housing statistics for Scotland has highlighted that only stability in housing investment will increase the supply of affordable homes, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

Published 14 September 2016

Housing associations celebrated at Holyrood as Westminster policy clouds gather

The good work of two housing associations has been highlighted in Parliamentary motions by MSPs ahead of a debate on housing in the Scottish Parliament today.

Published 13 September 2016

Sector welcomes Programme for Government

The Scottish Government’s priority for warm homes has “lit up” the Programme for Government and been welcomed across the sector.

Published 7 September 2016

SFHA: Hard work of housing associations show hope at end of Scotland’s housing crisis

Housing associations are working hard to meet the challenges of helping to deliver the Scottish Government’s new affordable homes target though key issues could yet stand in the way, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) will say today.

Published 24 August 2016

SFHA welcomes 'vital' social security consultation

It is “vital” for people across Scotland that a robust social security system offers help for hard-up families, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

Published 2 August 2016

Smart Energy GB and SFHA team up to spread the word about smart meters

A new partnership has been unveiled to give housing officers across Scotland the information they need to help their tenants claim their smart meters, and start getting their gas and electricity under control.

Published 2 August 2016

Final days of Right to Buy in Scotland

The right of tenants to buy their council houses in Scotland will finally come to an end this week.

Published 29 July 2016

US expert praises work by Dunedin Canmore to restore Victorian homes

A US housing expert saw for himself how Dunedin Canmore is bringing a Victorian building in Edinburgh back to life as part of its drive to make homes warmer and more comfortable.

Published 21 June 2016

Positive affordable housing figures mask unresolved issues, says sector

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government that it has exceeded its affordable homes target by more than 10 per cent but warned that unresolved issues may impair future progress.

Published 15 June 2016

SFHA warns Parliament of devastating ‘hidden’ benefit cut

Ahead of today’s Holyrood debate on ‘Dignity, Fairness and Respect and Disability Benefits’, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is highlighting the potentially devastating effects of little known changes to Housing Benefit by the UK government  – as well as the action Scottish Government could take to head these off.

Published 9 June 2016

Plan for youngsters to get their first foot on (professional) property ladder takes off

An ambitious national plan for apprenticeships has been announced today by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

Published 1 June 2016

First Minister sets out programme for government

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has outlined a comprehensive programme for the Scottish Government including early action to prepare for new social security powers and delivering 50,000 affordable homes over the parliament.

Published 26 May 2016

Housing apprenticeship gives hope to Glasgow youngster during illness

A young adult from Glasgow has told how knowing she had a place on an apprenticeship scheme gave her hope after being diagnosed with cancer.

Published 26 May 2016