Edinburgh Poverty Commission member and former Link Group chief executive Craig Sanderson makes the case for a clear definition of the term 'affordable' housing. As usual, David Bookbinder gets to the heart of an issue in his piece on 13th April - 'Talk of a unified rental sector is pie in the sky'.
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Craig Sanderson: Let’s all work together to ensure there is enough truly ‘affordable’ housing in Edinburgh
Former Link chief executive and member of the Edinburgh Poverty Commission, Craig Sanderson, outlines how housing can help overcome poverty in Edinburgh. One of the most devastating causes of poverty in Edinburgh is the mushrooming cost of sustaining a secure, comfortable home to buy or rent. S
The work of the Edinburgh Poverty Commission has been shortlisted for a national award as the city aims to end poverty in Scotland’s capital by 2030. The group, which worked together throughout 2019 and 2020, is in the running for the ‘Community Involvement’ category of the Local G
In a guest blog for the Edinburgh Poverty Commission, Professor Glen Bramley from the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research at Heriot-Watt University, writes that there is no pathway to ending poverty in Edinburgh without resolving the city’s housing and homelessness c
There is no solution to poverty in Edinburgh without resolving the city’s housing and homelessness crisis, according to a wide-ranging report which has called on the Scottish Government, as an urgent priority, to ensure the city has the right funding and support to meet its social housing expa
As the Edinburgh Poverty Commission launches its final report today, chair Dr Jim McCormick sets out the Commission’s journey, what it has learned along the way, and what it is calling for next. Our Call to Action in Edinburgh comes after almost two years of conversations across the
The leader of the City of Edinburgh Council has outlined the measures the local authority will take after a report from the Edinburgh Poverty Commission outlined the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on residents in the city.
The independent chair of a commission tasked with tackling poverty in Edinburgh has called for the introduction of strict rent controls in the city. Dr Jim McCormick said that high housing costs has been singled out by the Edinburgh Poverty Commission as the biggest barrier to lifting people through
Jim McCormick The City of Edinburgh Council has appointed an independent chair to lead a new commission which will shine a light on and recommend ways to address poverty in the capital.