The March meeting of the West Housing Management Forum will take place on the 23 March 2018 at SFHA Offices.
The focus on this SFHA Housing Management Forum will be on your experience on allocations and suspensions. This will help to support revised practice guidance currently being prepared by specialist research consultants Craigforth and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland.
The revised practice guidance will update and replace existing practice guidance on allocations and suspensions and take into account new provisions included in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014.
The revised guidance will reflect every day practice, and will support social landlords to review their allocations policy in line with the revised legal framework, while keeping the existing flexibility to reflect local circumstances and address local needs.
CIH Scotland is now inviting practitioners from across Scotland’s housing sector to share examples of how their organisation currently deals with different aspects of allocations and suspensions.
It is also seeking feedback from practitioners on how landlords are intending to make use of new powers in the 2014 Act – as well as on any specific issues that would be helpful to be covered in the revised guidance.
Please bring a copy of your Allocations Policy with you, and think through examples that you would like to share
SFHA Member Forums are one way in which SFHA supports members by providing an opportunity for housing management professionals to come together to learn about current issues facing the sector as well as a chance to share best practice.