|SFHA urges political parties to commit to 12,000 affordable homes per year|
Commenting on the announcement of Wednesday 18 November by the Scottish Government that it has exceeded its five-year target of delivering 30,000 affordable homes by March 2016, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) said that this is very welcome news, but highlighted the recent research report commissioned jointly by the SFHA, Shelter Scotland and CIH Scotland which found that at least 12,000 affordable homes need to be built each year for the next five years in order to tackle Scotland’s housing crisis. (1)
|SFHA: new powers could consign ‘bedroom tax’ to history|
Commenting on the DWP’s Housing Benefit caseload statistics which show that the City of Glasgow Area has the highest number of ‘bedroom tax’ cases in the UK at 12,443, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) said that it hoped the new powers offered in the Scotland Bill to vary the level of the ‘bedroom tax’ to zero will, once enacted, be used by the Scottish Parliament to consign it to history.