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Eight housing associations and co-operatives in Edinburgh have established a new alliance to share skills, experience and resources which will allow them to deliver an enhanced service to their customers and the wider community. The Alliance of Registered Co-operatives and Housing Associations, Inde

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People who are homeless in Edinburgh face an 18-month wait for permanent accommodation, new statistics have shown. New figures obtained from a Freedom of Information request, and reported by the Edinburgh Evening News, found that the average single adult who declares themselves homeless in the capit

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A new initiative which will see the City of Edinburgh Council buy tenement flats from owners and rent them back to ensure essential repairs are carried out are to be progressed. Under the proposals, the local authority would offer to purchase the former council properties, with their owners’ c

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Housing minister Kevin Stewart has visited the first homes to be delivered as part of a new housing partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Futures Trust. Around 1,500 new affordable homes will be delivered through the Edinburgh Living initiative over the next five years w

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The City of Edinburgh Council has published draft budget proposals for the next financial year as it bids to save £41 million. The local authority said a new “forward-thinking approach” has been developed to meet the “significant financial challenges” that lie ahead &nd

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The first phase of a multi-million pound transformation of a community in Edinburgh has taken shape with the launch of 111 new energy-efficient homes. The Dunedin Canmore properties form part of the redevelopment of Craigmillar town centre that will see the area transformed by new homes, a new secon

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Work has started on two projects which will provide 60 new affordable housing in Edinburgh. The homes – 19 for mid-market rent in Morrison Crescent and 41 for social rent in Beaverbank Place – are being built for Dunedin Canmore, part of Wheatley Group, by Glasgow-based contractor and ma

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Just in time for Christmas, 20 emergency beds have been created for people who are homeless in Edinburgh. The new accommodation has been set up by local homelessness charity Streetwork promising a secure place to stay for people rough sleeping in the capital, helping people get back on their feet ov

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Three appeals challenging a City of Edinburgh Council policy to take enforcement action when properties are being misused as short term lets have been dismissed by the Scottish Government. The cases all centred around alleged breaches of planning control involving the material change of use of prope

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A commission formed to tackle poverty in Edinburgh met for the first time yesterday to define the long-term responses needed to significantly reduce poverty in the city. The City of Edinburgh Council appointed Jim McCormick, associate director for Scotland with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, as ind

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Eva Pokorska at her new Fernieflat Neuk home with cllrs Kate Campbell & Ricky Henderson The first tenants have begun moving into new homes being built by the City of Edinburgh Council as part of a project to provide hundreds of affordable flats and houses on seven small brownfield sites across t

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The City of Edinburgh Council breached housing legislation 466 times in the last year by placing homeless families in bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation for more than the seven-day legal limit, it has been revealed. Current laws dictate that local authorities should only place homeless famili

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The City of Edinburgh Council’s plan to deliver 20,000 new affordable homes by 2027 faces a funding shortfall of £77 million, new figures have revealed. The local authority’s Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) for 2019 to 2024, which has been approved by the council’s housing and econom

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The City of Edinburgh Council is to request that the Scottish Government conducts a review into the effectiveness of a rent pressure zone (RPZ) after a report found that the policy is not fit for purpose. Designed to cap any future increase in rent in a local authority area, RPZs became available as

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