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New Regulatory Framework Published

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published the finalised Regulatory Framework guidance, which will come into effect from 1 April 2019.   The SHR has also published its response to consultation feedback.   Both are available via the links below: SHR Regulatory Framework and Guidance SHR Response to Consultation Feedback Feb 2018 SHR has taken account of a number of points the SFHA highlighted within our consultation response, summarised below.  

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Homelessness Update November 2018

Rapid rehousing plans are being drafted by local authorites. When complete, they will set out how people experiencing homeless will be rehoused as quickly as possible. This article provides an update on issues relating to rapid rehousing and homelessness

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Adaptations Update November 2018

Adaptations can help people with mobility issues and physical disabilities live safely in their own homes. Many SFHA members have highlighted that funding for adaptations has fallen short in recent years, meaning tenants have had to wait for adaptations that will help them live their lives safely and independently.  This article provides a short summary of recent activity relating to adaptations and encourages SFHA members to complete a short survey about their funding situations. 

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SFHA Housing Management Update November 2018

Summary of events and developments for housing management colleagues across Scotland.

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Extension of FOI Update - SFHA Writes to Minister Following Meeting with SG Officials

SFHA has written to the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart MSP, to follow up on our recent meeting with Scottish Government officials regarding the proposed extension of Freedom of Information legislation to RSLs and their subsidiaries.  SFHA met with officials from the FOI Unit and housing divisions of Scottish Government on 22 November.

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Planning Bill Passes Stage 2 with Notable Housing Amendments

The Planning Bill has passed Stage 2 in Holyrood. Two significant amendments have been made that could help increase the supply of housing.

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Housing Management Update October 2018

Summary of events and developments for housing management colleagues across Scotland.

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Measuring Impact – A blog by Sally Thomas

SFHA Chief Executive Sally Thomas explains the work we are doing to demonstrate the social and economic impact of social housing providers in Scotland, and how our members can get involved.

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Improving wheelchair access in housing

First step to tackling shortage of wheelchair accessible homes.

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Latest Kingdom development achieves Secured by Design accreditation

The SBD standards are based on proven crime prevention design techniques that recognise design and specification elements which increase the physical security of buildings and external environment.

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Greater ambitions for energy efficiency

Consultation on energy efficiency targets.

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Final tower blocks downed as high-rise era ends

The demolition of Stuart House and Elliot House in Burns Road has made space for more than 130 new homes.

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Oak Tree starts ambitious £33 million new-build programme

Oak Tree Housing Association announces plans for development of more than 200 new homes across four locations in Greenock.

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Book your place using brand-new SFHA events booking system

The new events booking system is straightforward for everyone to use

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More homes on the way for Arden

Building programme of £7.1 million will deliver 49 much-needed new homes for rent.

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