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SFHA response to Scottish Government's Draft Rented Sector Strategy Consultation

A New Deal for Tenants: Draft Rented Sector Strategy Consultation.

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Rent Setting for 2020/21: A blog by Shona Mitchell

With the 2020/21 rent setting cycle now in progress, SFHA would like to remind members we produce detailed guidance and, in partnership with HouseMark Scotland, provide an affordability analysis tool to help social landlords analyse the affordability of rents.

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Regulatory Framework Review - Update

Since SFHA's last blog update, there has been another meeting of the SHR's Working Group and a meeting of the SFHA Regulation Sounding Board.    At both of these meetings, an update was provided by the SHR about the content of the forthcoming formal consultation.

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Social Research Association Scotland

The Social Research Association (SRA) Scotland aims to provide a networking function for people engaged in social research across a wide range of organisations.

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New Scottish Government Housing Investment Levels

Following work by an expert panel, at which SFHA represented members, the Scottish Government announced increased investment levels for new social housing.

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Osprey Housing boosts Moray social housing stock with 10 new Elgin homes

Osprey worked collaboratively with Moray Council to allocate the properties through a local letting initiative to create and promote a balanced community.

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Kingdom Housing Association completes second phase of development in Fife

Phase 2 of the regeneration has delivered a further 61 homes. 

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SHR publishes strategy and work plans for 2022/23

The strategy sets out how the regulator will support the social housing sector to recover from the pandemic and explains how its work will help empower tenants and others.

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Hebridean Housing Partnership opens development at Sgeir Ghlais, Breasclete, Isle of Lewis

Sgeir Ghlais has 10 homes, with six for social rent and four being shared equity homes.

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Kingdom initiatives opens doors in scone

The Kingdom Co-Housing Community for ‘Over 55s’ at Earlsgate offers age-exclusive living and brings a social dimension for residents.

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MSP visits Kingdom Housing Association’s Bonnybank development

The project is the second phase of the neighbouring development bringing the total number of homes in Bonnybank owned and managed by Kingdom to 25. 

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Rent Setting Tool by SFHA and HouseMark Scotland

SFHA and HouseMark joined forces two years ago to produce the new, improved, interactive rent setting tool for members. The tool calculates five affordability measures for a proposed rent. It also allows users to see how the rent and affordability measures compare to other local social landlords. It has proven incredibly popular with members, having been used by over 80% of our membership so far.

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Passivhaus development gets underway in Fife

The project is scheduled to complete in June 2023 with properties being allocated from the Fife Housing Register.

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