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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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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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Dunedin starts work on new development in Edinburgh

Wheatley Group’s Dunedin Cranmore has started work on a total of 60 new flats in Edinburgh with funding help from Edinburgh City Council and Scottish Government. 

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New Rent Affordability tool helps to streamline assessment processes

HouseMark Scotland and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) launched a new rent affordability tool in September this year. The purpose of the tool is to calculate five affordability measures for a proposed rent. It allows users to see how their rent and affordability measures compare to other social landlords. The tool is available exclusively to HouseMark and SFHA members, and has been accessed almost 2,000 times by housing associations and local authorities.

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Wheatley Group secures £76m funding

Wheatley Group has secured a £76m loan to expand its portfolio. 

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Next Generation Rent Setting and Affordability Tool launched

SFHA and HouseMark Scotland have joined forces to produce a new, improved, interactive rent setting tool for members.

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More homes and value for money on the agenda at Maryhill

Maryhill Housing’s members were told this week at their AGM that one hundred new homes are on the way.

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Download SFHA Rent Setting Guidance and Affordability Tool

The SFHA Rent Setting Guidance and Affordability Tool was launched on 21 June 2017, and is now available to all SFHA members.   Please log in to view the guidance and full article below.  

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Scottish 'housing divide' reinforces need for investment in quality affordable homes

The findings show a divide between homeowners and older people whose homes are more likely to meet required standards compared to younger people and renters.

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Briefing on Scottish Government Proposals for post-2020 Energy Efficiency Standards

The Scottish Government launched a consultation on proposals for challenging Energy Efficiency Standards for Social Housing (EESSH) to be introduced in 2020. The standards would require to be met by 2032, in line with climate change targets.  

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