Local housing manifestos
We’ve worked with individuals with lived experience, housing rights activists, local communities and constituents to produce local manifestos for Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
These manifestos are a call to action for political parties and candidates in Scotland’s four largest cities. They outline the actions that need to be taken in order to end Scotland’s housing emergency.
Looking at some of the factors that have contributed to Aberdeen's housing emergency. The recommendations in the Aberdeen manifesto include the need for early intervention for people with rent arrears and ensuring that the council only takes eviction action as a last resort.
Detailing four major housing issues for the region. Including the lack of affordable homes for families renting privately and the length of time people are spending living in temporary accommodation.
Highlighting what needs to change in Scotland's capital. Including the need to ensure repairs are made to Edinburgh’s social housing stock. Currently far too many people are being forced to live in cold, damp and poorly insulated homes.
Identifying housing issues in Glasgow and how they can be addressed. This includes the need for the council to do more to support children experiencing homelessness and overcrowding.