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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

SFHA: More than money required to make Universal Credit fit for purpose

Increased funding will not fix the fundamental problems of Universal Credit delivery as the processes need to be fit for purpose as much as policy, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

Published 17 October 2018

SFHA and CSIC team up to improve quality, affordability and supply of social housing

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) have announced a new partnership which aims to use innovation to increase the affordability, sustainability, quality and supply of social housing in Scotland.

Published 19 September 2018

Blog: Social housing: One of Scotland’s best kept secrets?

Sally Thomas, chief executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, reacts to a poll commissioned for Scottish Housing Day.

Published 19 September 2018

Domestic abuse initiative supports 15 victims in first weeks

Fifteen victims of domestic abuse have come forward to request help from West Dunbartonshire Council in the first weeks of a groundbreaking new initiative.

Published 16 August 2018

SFHA and HouseMark launch new rent affordability tool

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and HouseMark Scotland have launched a new interactive rent setting tool for their members.

Published 13 August 2018

Housing organisations welcome UK government U-turn on supported housing

Scottish and UK-wide housing organisations have welcomed a major UK government U-turn on funding for temporary supported housing.

Published 10 August 2018