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Social housing providers to access new fund to support active travel

A new fund to encourage more people to walk and cycle for everyday journeys is now available for registered social landlords in Scotland.

Published 9 April 2019

SFHA: Universal Credit creates ‘systemic indebtedness’ for new claimants

Ahead of giving evidence today to the Scottish Parliament’s social security committee inquiry into social security support for housing, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) said that “Universal Credit is creating systemic indebtedness and arrears for new claimants”.

Published 4 April 2019

SFHA submits social security support evidence to parliament

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has highlighted the need for Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) systems to have the capacity to support Scottish Universal Credit Choices.

Published 19 March 2019

Joint research project to build case for social housing investment post-2021

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland and CIH Scotland will team up to commission new research on housing supply need in Scotland post-2021.

Published 13 March 2019

New housing charter aims to enable introduction of technology enabled care

Housing organisations across Scotland are being asked to show their support for a new Technology Enabled Care in Housing Charter.

Published 13 March 2019

SFHA calls for pause to Universal Credit ‘natural’ migration

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has responded to an inquiry by the UK Parliament’s work and pensions committee into Universal Credit ‘natural’ migration by calling for a pause until key conditions are met.

Published 27 February 2019

SFHA 'deeply disappointed' by adaptations funding freeze

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said it is “deeply disappointed” that the Scottish Government's latest budget has effectively frozen funding for adaptations when there is already a shortfall.

Published 25 February 2019

Watch: Over 100 attend SFHA housing innovation event

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has released a short film about its recent Housing Innovation Factory event.

Published 18 February 2019

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