|SFHA: affordable housing target must be increased in order to meet housing need|
Commenting on the latest housing statistics released today (Tuesday 8 September), which show that the Scottish Government is on track to meet its five-year target to deliver 30,000 affordable homes by March 2016, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) said that the target needs to be increased in order to meet housing need across the country.
|SFHA: Scotland Bill could provide opportunity to enable social landlords to support and transform tenants’ lives|
Speaking ahead of giving evidence to the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee today (Thursday 3 September) regarding the welfare provisions of the Scotland Bill, Nile Istephan, Vice Chair of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), said:
“Despite calling on the Smith Commission to devolve a broader package of social security powers, we recognise that the Scotland Bill could provide meaningful opportunity to enable social landlords to support and transform the lives of tenants across Scotland. However, following analysis of the Bill, the SFHA concludes that some sections in relation to welfare, energy and fiscal powers have not fully met the spirit or substance outlined in the Smith Commission.