ETF Housing Blog

ETF Housing Blog

Social Media for Landlords? Opportunity Knocks

Social media offers landlords an opportunity to understand tenants like never before. For this to happen we need more landlords to move out of broadcast mode, instead engaging with tenants meaningfully online.  Here’s some quick ideas which your landlord can implement this week. Community building and customer service Many landlords have chosen a Facebook Page […]

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A Student’s View of ETF

When I first learned I would be on placement at Edinburgh Tenants Federation (ETF) I wasn’t sure what to expect. My background for the last four years has been in youth work, so to do a placement which focussed on community development was daunting but exciting at the same time. I had absolutely no idea […]

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The impact of ETF on local communities

Over the past six months, I have been carrying out a piece of small-scale research for my final year at University. Not only has this placement allowed me to learn new skills and develop my research techniques, it has opened my eyes to really interesting and exciting Community Development work.  It has shown me a […]

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Feeding the Community

Tenants and Residents in Fidra Court run a very successful regular community kitchen in the communal room of the Fidra Court Muirhouse tower block. Open every Wednesday and Friday from 9am – 2pm, the kitchen serves full hot meals and also hot snacks like egg and bacon rolls. Fabulous fruit salads painlessly boost the users […]

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Learning to Lead, Creating Community Impact

Struggling to think of examples of good leaders in the world right now? Then you might be happy to hear that you only need to look to our tenants’ groups in Edinburgh to find inspiring leaders… although they may not realise it. Last week we had 16 tenants’ representatives come together to discuss, share and […]

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A pebble in the pond or igniting the fires of change?

At Scotland’s celebration of International Human Rights Day at the Scottish Parliament in December 2016, tenants in Edinburgh took centre stage talking about human rights in housing. Heather Ford, a tenant from West Cromwell, Citadel and Persevere Courts Residents Association (WPCRA) in Leith introduced a film in which local residents spoke about their right to […]

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