Last week was a big week in the Scottish Parliament, and a historic week for tenants – Lorna Slater
Susan Rae argues that Edinburgh Council must do more to help those struggling with the soaring cost of living.
While Green councillor for Leith Chas Booth welcomes Edinburgh’s designation as a short-term-let control area, there’s more to be done.
Selling off council homes may have benefited original purchasers but long term detrimental impacts are still being felt, argues Susan Rae.
Everyone deserves safe, warm and affordable housing and protection from unjust rent increases, discrimination and unfair eviction, says Lorna Slater.
Investment in social housing should be a key part of a green recovery and will help tackle child poverty too, argues Alison Johnstone.
Greens have led from the front in tackling housing inequality in Edinburgh and banning winter evictions, argues Chas Booth.
Green MSP Andy Wightman hails campaigning success on winter evictions but says more needs done.
Let’s put homes before holiday lets says Chas Booth.
Improvements in homelessness in Edinburgh can’t be allowed to go into reverse, argues Alison Johnstone.
Scottish Green MSP Andy Wightman has launched a crowdfunder to challenge the eviction of a constituent in Leith.
Green councillors have welcomed City of Edinburgh Council support for their proposal to appoint a dedicated empty homes officer for the city.
As thousands of visitors descend of Edinburgh for Hogmanay, Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman MSP is warning that the rampant growth in property owners converting their houses and flats to short-term lets is hollowing out Scotland’s capital city.
The Scottish Government risks undermining its own new homelessness action plan unless it strengthens the law to curb unfair rent rises and evictions, according to the Scottish Greens.
In a broken housing system, how we “do” housing needs to change, argues Andy Wightman.
Edinburgh needs to get a lot more serious about tackling private sector empty homes, argues Susan Rae.