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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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SFHA Works with Partners to Influence the Planning Bill

A new planning bill is going through the Scottish Parliament. The SFHA has been working with partners to influence the bill with the aim of securing more affordable homes and to ensure planning helps to create better places.   

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Response Submitted to Social Security Advisory Committee’s Consultation

The SFHA and HSEU have submitted a response to the Social Security Advisory Committee’s consultation on the regulations for the managed migration of claimants on legacy benefits over to Universal Credit. 

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Two-hundred attend DGHP recruitment days

The events – held in in Stranraer, Dumfries and Annan – were to recruit people for seasonal jobs across Dumfries and Galloway with DGHP’s grounds maintenance contractor.

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AHA reports positive response to rent increase proposals

Rents will increase by Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation only of 2.4% from April, 2019 onwards.

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Planning and Land Reform Conference jointly hosted by SFHA and SURF

21 March, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Edinburgh

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The Planning Bill – what do you need to know?

SFHA Planning and Land Reform Conference takes place on 21 March at the RICS in Edinburgh city centre. 

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Cunninghame Housing Association secures £30 million investment from Canada Life

Investment will part fund its ongoing ambitious, approved new build housing development programme.

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SFHA Chairs’ Conference 2019

Blog by Gerry O’Sullivan, SFHA Chair

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SFHA Senior Staff Succession Planning Guidance - Now Available

In September 2018, SFHA published Governing Body Member Succession Planning and Recruitment Guidance.   As a companion piece to this publication, SFHA is delighted to make available Senior Staff Succession Planning guidance for its members.

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New members bring wealth of experience to Scotland board

The regulator used its statutory powers to direct the transfer in November last year after 70% of Kincardine’s tenants, who responded to an independent consultation, were in favour of the move.

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