SFHA repeats call for Universal Credit pause

Secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey MP will face further calls to pause Universal Credit when she appears before the Scottish Parliament’s social security committee today.

Published 16 April 2018

Scottish Government backs SFHA’s plan for increasing apprenticeships

Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn has lent his support to a national plan which aims to increase Modern Apprenticeships in the housing sector and build a skilled and motivated workforce for the future.

Published 12 April 2018

Blog: Game Over? Game On!

An article painting a bleak picture of housing associations in Scotland appeared recently in Bella Caledonia and was republished on the Scottish Community Alliance website. This picture, however, is at odds with the experience of many tenants and communities across Scotland, writes the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 6 April 2018

Diane Cooper to leave SFHA for new role at ACOSVO

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations’ head of business development, Diane Cooper, is to leave the SFHA after more than 10 years with the federation.

Published 20 March 2018

Easterhouse Housing and Regeneration Housing Alliance to host tour of Greater Easterhouse

The Easterhouse Housing and Regeneration Housing Alliance (EHRA) welcomed a delegation from the Scottish Housing Regulator and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) last week for a tour of Greater Easterhouse.

Published 15 March 2018

Scottish Government accused of cutting its warm homes ambition

The Existing Homes Alliance has expressed concern that the Scottish Government is weakening its plans to make Scotland's homes warm and energy efficient.

Published 7 March 2018

Building industry and planners give Planning Bill evidence

Holyrood's local government and communities committee will continue to examine the Planning (Scotland) Bill today as it hears evidence from organisations from the country’s builders and planners.

Published 7 March 2018

Housing targets within reach as Scotland welcomes biggest increase in social housing since 1970s

The Scottish Government's target of 50,000 affordable homes is within reach over the period of this parliament, according to a first-of-its-kind independent report.

Published 26 February 2018

Planning Bill must commit to longer-term housing investment, says SFHA

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called on the Planning (Scotland) Bill to put in place a system to deliver a longer-term increased supply of affordable housing – beyond the lifetime of the current parliament.

Published 7 February 2018

SFHA calls for government to ‘show more ambition’ on fuel poverty

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has responded to the Scottish Government’s Fuel Poverty Strategy consultation by calling for it to show more ambition and commit to ending fuel poverty sooner.

Published 5 February 2018

Queens Cross launches new £10,000 Community Chest to help fight poverty

A new £10,000 fund has been set up to help lift young people in north west Glasgow out of poverty.

Published 24 January 2018

SFHA responds to soaring food bank use with Christmas appeal

In response to the continued effects of welfare reform on some of Scotland’s poorest and most vulnerable people, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) launched an appeal at the beginning of December to encourage its member housing associations and co-operatives to give to their local food banks, which are seeing soaring levels of referrals.

Published 22 December 2017

Budget: Housing investment measures welcomed across the sector

A £756 million contribution to the Scottish Government’s target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes by 2021 and an increase of £138.9m for the More Homes Programme were amongst the investment plans set out in the 2018-19 Draft Budget by finance secretary Derek Mackay.

Published 15 December 2017

Budget needs to address Scotland’s £1 billion social care gap, charity warns

Extra funding of a billion pounds over the next three years is needed to address the gap of funding that exists in social care in Scotland today, MSPs heard this week.

Published 14 December 2017

Maryhill Housing digs deep for festive foodbank

Staff at Maryhill Housing have delivered the perfect early Christmas present to families in need with a bumper food bank boost.

Published 13 December 2017