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With the 2020/21 rent setting cycle now in progress, SFHA would like to remind members we produce detailed guidance and, in partnership with HouseMark Scotland, provide an affordability analysis tool to help social landlords analyse the affordability of rents.
In early August, we shared with members our Open All Hours publication, that provided a template guide to information to aid with meeting the publication requirement under FOI.
We are pleased to announce that we have formed a partnership with TC Young to provide further guidance and services in relation to FOI and data protection.
SFHA has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into Welfare in Scotland – highlighting concerns over the shortcomings in the administration of Universal Credit.
In 2016, SFHA and GWSF jointly commissioned Open All Hours – A Model Publication Framework for Housing Associations and Co-operatives. The guidance was developed to provide guidance and recommendations about the range of information that should be readily available to tenants, customers and members of the public – especially through publication on websites.
An update to this guidance, reflecting the publication requirements under Freedom of Information legislation is now available to all SFHA and GWSF members.
The funding is part of the £50 million Ending Homelessness Together fund to support the prevention of homelessness and the implementation of the suite of recommendations from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.