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Housing Beyond 2021 - SFHA's Consultation Submission

Last year, the Scottish Government launched its first round of consultation on post-2021 Investment.

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SHR Draft Notifiable Events Guidance - with Tracked Changes

The SHR has provided SFHA with a tracked changes version of their revised Notifiable Events guidance.    This shows all of the changes as compared to the previous version.

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Homelessness Update November 2018

Rapid rehousing plans are being drafted by local authorites. When complete, they will set out how people experiencing homeless will be rehoused as quickly as possible. This article provides an update on issues relating to rapid rehousing and homelessness

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Adaptations Update November 2018

Adaptations can help people with mobility issues and physical disabilities live safely in their own homes. Many SFHA members have highlighted that funding for adaptations has fallen short in recent years, meaning tenants have had to wait for adaptations that will help them live their lives safely and independently.  This article provides a short summary of recent activity relating to adaptations and encourages SFHA members to complete a short survey about their funding situations. 

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SFHA Housing Management Update November 2018

Summary of events and developments for housing management colleagues across Scotland.

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Extension of FOI Update - SFHA Writes to Minister Following Meeting with SG Officials

SFHA has written to the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart MSP, to follow up on our recent meeting with Scottish Government officials regarding the proposed extension of Freedom of Information legislation to RSLs and their subsidiaries.  SFHA met with officials from the FOI Unit and housing divisions of Scottish Government on 22 November.

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SFHA & CSIC Announce Funding Call to Support Housing Associations with Off-Site Construction

SFHA and Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) announced an upcoming funding call at a workshop with development managers from across Scotland, held on Thursday 22nd November.  

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Planning Bill Passes Stage 2 with Notable Housing Amendments

The Planning Bill has passed Stage 2 in Holyrood. Two significant amendments have been made that could help increase the supply of housing.

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Send us your submissions on Housing Beyond 2021

SFHA seeks submissions from members to Scottish Government’s first consultation on housing investment beyond 2021.

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New year - time to start thinking about the future of housing?

SFHA is helping to facilitate a sector-wide conversation on the future of housing services, to support collaboration, share perspectives and develop a sector-wide approach and resources for housing associations. Get involved!

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Send us your submissions on Housing Beyond 2021

SFHA seeks submissions from members to Scottish Government’s first consultation on housing investment beyond 2021.

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Is the Universal Credit 'delay' actually a delay?

Universal Credit is in the news again with press reporting a delay to the planned roll-out, but are the changes so different from the ones announced at the end of 2018? It seems not. Jeremy Hewer, policy advisor at SFHA, gives his opinion. 

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Scottish Government Launches Construction Procurement Handbook

The Scottish Government has published a Construction Procurement Handbook, aimed at organisations involved in the procurement of publicly funded construction works.

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DWP plan to improve Universal Credit payments to landlords

The DWP has let it be known that the development of a better system of managed payments to landlords has been included in its approved development priorities for 2019.

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Do you need advice on how to meet energy efficiency standards?

Zero Waste Scotland launches free workshop to help housing associations understand the upcoming changes in low carbon heat.

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SFHA Response to SHR Regulatory Framework Consultation

SFHA has submitted its response to the SHR's Regulatory Framework consultation.   

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