|12,000 affordable homes needed per year to tackle Scotland’s housing crisis|
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government that social housing completions have increased, and it has exceeded its five-year target of delivering 30,000 affordable homes by March 2016. (1)
|SFHA comments on UK Government Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement|
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday 25 November) UK Government Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement, Mary Taylor, Chief Executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), said:
“We will take soundings from our members regarding the capping of Housing Benefit in the social rented sector so that it can be no more than Local Housing Allowance (LHA). However, we believe that this issue won’t have as significant an impact in Scotland as it might do in some areas of England. Social rents in Scotland are generally lower than LHA levels, even in areas where the private rented market is less buoyant and, therefore, both private rents and LHA are lower.