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Rural and island communities must get a fair share of 50,000 affordable homes target

With the Scottish Government committing to building 50,000 affordable homes over the lifetime of the current parliament, how can Scotland’s rural and island communities ensure that a fair share of the homes are built in their areas? 

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SFHA members: Important date for your diary

The SFHA is delighted to announce that next year’s Annual Conference will be held on 1-2 June 2017 at Glasgow City Hotel.

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Reassurance for registered social landlords

Legislation which will help support the delivery of 50,000 new affordable homes is to be introduced by the Scottish Government.

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SFHA comments on ONS reclassification of housing associations

Commenting on the decision today (Thursday 29 October) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to reclassify private registered providers (known as Registered Social Landlords – RSLs – in Scotland) from ‘private non-financial corporations’ to ‘public non-financial corporations’, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) said it is confident that the measures that it understands the Scottish Government will introduce in the forthcoming Housing Amendment (Scotland) Bill will address any problematic issues created by reclassification.

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We warn Scottish Parliament of devastating ‘hidden’ benefit cut

Ahead of the Scottish Government debate on ‘Dignity, Fairness and Respect and Disability Benefits’ on Thursday 9th June, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is highlighting the potentially devastating effects of little known changes to Housing Benefit by the UK Government  – as well as the action Scottish Government could take to head these off.

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Social Security Consultation: It's vital we get it right!

The SFHA welcomed the launch of the Scottish Government’s consultation on the future of social security in Scotland. Changes to social security come on the back of powers devolved to the Scottish Government from Westminster through the Scotland Act 2016.

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Social Landlord Leaders: No more Right to Buy and “not a moment too soon”

Leaders from the social housing sector, including the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO), have today welcomed the end of the right to buy policy in Scotland and said its demise came “not a moment too soon”.

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SFHA condemns DWP as “thoughtless Dr. Jekyll and cruel Mr. Hyde”

The Department of Work and Pensions has clarified the proposed changes to its policy on Local Housing Allowance (LHA) that could penalise even more vulnerable tenants.

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