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Fuel poverty among Scottish households drops by 4%

The Scottish Government has been urged to take concerted action to eliminate fuel poverty altogether after new figures revealed that the overall level amongst Scottish households is down about four percentage points in a year, equivalent to 99,000 fewer households living in fuel poverty.

Published 6 December 2017

Chancellor announces £1.5bn package to improve Universal Credit

The UK government has announced significant changes to Universal Credit including scrapping the seven day waiting period before a person can apply.

Published 23 November 2017

Eydent conference hailed as ‘huge success’

Over 100 delegates from Ayrshire RSLs were joined for the third Eydent Housing Conference by colleagues from Ayrshire local authorities, as well as RSLs from Renfrewshire and Glasgow.

Published 20 November 2017

SFHA to Sleep in the Park to help eradicate homelessness

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and several of its members will be part of a 9,000-strong crowd that will sleep in the cold for one night in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens in aid of Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park.

Published 16 November 2017

SFHA urges UK government to take responsibility for consequences of Universal Credit implementation

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is calling for the UK government to act urgently on Universal Credit as the implementation of the policy is pushing tenants into debt and poverty as well as jeopardising the financial sustainability of housing associations.

Published 15 November 2017

SFHA gives cautious welcome to commitment to end fuel poverty

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed moves to enshrine the Scottish Government’s proposed new fuel poverty target in legislation but said that more investment is required to make the ambition a reality.

Published 10 November 2017

Ayrshire to host major housing conference

A major housing conference titled Meeting the Challenge will take place in Irvine later this month.

Published 2 November 2017

LHA U-turn hailed as ‘a victory for the housing sector’

The UK government has dropped proposals to impose the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap to supported housing and the wider social housing sector following widespread criticism of the policy.

Published 26 October 2017

Conference to discuss how we sustain Scotland’s rural and island communities

Scotland’s rural and island communities face unique housing challenges – so how can we ensure that we sustain these areas for future generations?

Published 26 October 2017

SFHA reiterates warning of the ‘catastrophic consequences’ of Universal Credit

Ahead of today’s Scottish Government debate on ‘The Roll-out of Universal Credit’, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has once again warned that the continued roll-out of the benefit will have catastrophic consequences for some of the most vulnerable in society as well as undermine the sustainability of housing associations.

Published 3 October 2017

Housing associations urged to be as flexible as possible over payment of first month’s rent

More and more social tenants in Scotland are struggling to pay the first month’s rent in advance as a result of welfare reforms, making it even more difficult for them to find and keep a home, according to two leading housing organisations.

Published 26 September 2017

Henry McLeish heads new campaign to help influence new Planning Bill

An alliance of ten organisations from the planning and placemaking sector in Scotland has launched a new campaign to help influence new planning guidelines ahead of the upcoming Planning Bill.

Published 26 September 2017

Scottish Housing Day: New poll shows mixed housing experience across Scotland

Around 83% of Scots are satisfied with their current housing situation while 16% are not, according to an exclusive new opinion poll commissioned to coincide with Scottish Housing Day, which takes place today.

Published 21 September 2017

SFHA lambasts continued roll-out of ‘catastrophic’ Universal Credit

The continued roll-out of Universal Credit will have “catastrophic consequences” for some of the most vulnerable in society as well as undermine the sustainability of housing associations, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

Published 7 September 2017

SFHA calls for housing to be kept centre-stage of Holyrood debates

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has today outlined three key issues for its members ahead of the Programme for Government 2017–18 being unveiled.

Published 5 September 2017