Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) is the membership body for community-controlled housing associations (CCHAs) and co-operatives in west central Scotland. Its main purpose is to promote, represent and campaign on behalf of CCHAs and to share information and best practice. As at December 2020, there are 65 member associations in GWSF.

Our main objectives

To promote the values and achievements of the community-controlled housing movement


To promote information sharing and mutual support among community-owned housing organisations


To make the case for housing and regeneration policies that support our members' work


To facilitate partnership working between our members and external bodies such as local authorities on housing and regeneration


We do these things by

  • Lobbying elected politicians
  • Representing our members in discussions with a wide range of external bodies
  • Contributing a community-owned housing perspective to policy discussions
  • Developing our own policy ideas
  • Providing our members with briefings and information