Housing associations and co-operatives across Scotland engage with tenants and residents in community-led efforts to address disadvantage and social exclusion.
Housing associations and co-operatives have been at the heart of community-led regeneration since the origins of community-based housing associations in the early 1970s.
Associations can act as a community anchor and a focus for regeneration and community empowerment. They work in some of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland and have the skills, assets and ethos to support community-led regeneration.
While associations continue to play an important role in physically regenerating their communities, more recently housing associations and co-operatives have become involved in other activities such as providing employability and skills training, building and managing community facilities and running projects such as furniture recycling schemes.
The SFHA represents members by being a core sponsor of Scotland's Urban Regeneration Forum (SURF). All SFHA members are automatically members of SURF and can access their publications and attend their events free of charge.