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SFHA emphasises power of collective strength as it welcomes 15 new members

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For immediate release: Thursday 1 February

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has emphasised the power of its collective strength, together with its members, to positively influence change for tenants across Scotland. This was the message delivered by SFHA Chief Executive Sally Thomas at the federation’s Chairs’ Conference last week.

The SFHA has recently welcomed 15 new members and said this will strengthen its voice, as the national body for Scotland’s housing associations and co-operatives, when working to influence and advocate in the best interests of its members and their tenants.

Sally Thomas, SFHA Chief Executive, said:

“The housing sector has a strong sense of owning a shared mission, as social purpose organisations that care deeply about providing good quality affordable housing for the people of Scotland.”

“Our sector has a hugely impressive and transformative track record, which, together, we can continue to build on. The SFHA is the leading voice for Scottish housing associations and co-operatives, supporting our members across a range of challenges such as welfare reform, tackling fuel poverty and meeting the Scottish Government’s 50,000 affordable homes target. No organisation can address these challenges on their own.

“We will continue to use the power of our collective strength to influence and advocate in the best interests of our members and the people they house.”

The SFHA’s new members are as follows:

  • Arklet Housing Association
  • Atrium Homes
  • Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association
  • Cathcart and District Housing Association
  • Clyde Valley Housing Association
  • Drumchapel Housing Co-operative
  • Ferguslie Park Housing Association
  • Linthouse Housing Association
  • Molendinar Park Housing Association
  • Provanhall Housing Association Ltd
  • Viewpoint Housing Association
  • Wellhouse Housing Association
  • Wishaw and District Housing Association
  • Lanarkshire Housing Association

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For further information, please contact SFHA Media Adviser Kirsten Walker on t: 0141 567 6221 m: 0788 788 8348 email: kwalker@sfha.co.uk

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NOTES:

  1. The SFHA’s Chairs’ Conference took place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld.
  2. The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) was established in 1975 and has around 126 members providing affordable housing and wider community services across Scotland, as well as a further 200 commercial associates. The SFHA is owned and governed by its members and exists to lead, represent and support the work of housing associations and co-operatives throughout Scotland
  3. The SFHA is the voice of housing associations and co-operatives in Scotland. SFHA members own and manage 80% of the 280,000+ housing association stock across Scotland. Together, housing associations and co-operatives provide housing for almost 500,000 people, which is one in every 11 households.
  4. Over 11,000 staff are employed by SFHA members across Scotland.
  5. Housing associations and co-operatives are not-for-profit bodies regulated by the Scottish Housing Regulator.