Existing Homes Alliance

Fuel poverty strategy 'must go further' to give assurance that Scotland will meet fuel poverty targets

The Scottish Government’s proposed Fuel Poverty Strategy is a useful start but lacks the policies and investment to meet the statutory fuel poverty targets according to the Existing Homes Alliance (EHA).

Published 26 November 2021

Social housing and COP26 feature launched with new podcast

Today we launch our COP26 feature showcasing the efforts of Scotland’s dynamic affordable housing sector with the first episode of our new Scottish Housing News Podcast - a scene-setting round table discussion featuring David Bookbinder, director of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF), Teresa Bray from the Existing Homes Alliance and chief executive of ChangeWorks, former Dundee housing convener and housing justice campaigner Jimmy Black along with Scottish Housing News editor Kieran Findlay.

Published 1 November 2021

Government paves way for warmer homes with £1.8bn Heat in Buildings Strategy

The Scottish Government has set out the actions it will take in the buildings sector to deliver on climate change commitments, support economic opportunities, and ensure a just transition, including helping address fuel poverty.

Published 8 October 2021

Scottish Housing Day report shows high level of public awareness towards climate emergency but less certainty about housing

The Scottish Housing Day partners have commissioned research with the support of Aico to find out more about public awareness and attitudes towards housing and the climate emergency in Scotland.

Published 15 September 2021

Existing Homes Alliance highlights positive potential of SNP and Greens draft deal

The draft cooperation deal between the SNP and Scottish Green Party could have a positive impact on improving the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes, according to the Existing Homes Alliance.

Published 25 August 2021

Scottish Housing Day returns for 2021

Scottish Housing Day is back for the sixth year and will take place on Wednesday 15 September 2021.

Published 28 June 2021

Existing Homes Alliance calls on political parties to grasp green jobs opportunities

Political parties should commit to building a green recovery and creating thousands of sustainable jobs across Scotland through a major home retrofit programme, according to the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland.

Published 12 April 2021

Commission calls for just transition to net zero to be made a 'national mission'

Scotland’s transition to net-zero emissions by 2045 must be a “national mission with social justice at its heart”, according to the Just Transition Commission (JTC), the independent commission set up to advise the Scottish Government on how to manage the move fairly.

Published 23 March 2021

Existing Homes Alliance welcomes extra funds for energy efficiency and fuel poverty

The Existing Homes Alliance Scotland (EHA) has welcomed the announcement of additional funds for energy efficiency as part of budget negotiations, taking the total funding for domestic heat decarbonisation, energy efficiency and fuel poverty to £201 million for 2021/22.

Published 9 March 2021

Additional £100m energy efficiency spend would bring 'triple win' for jobs, health and emissions

Environment, housing and anti-poverty campaigners have called for a £100 million boost to the budget for energy efficiency measures, saying the move could provide up to 17,000 green jobs, help cut climate emissions and improve properties across the country. 

Published 12 February 2021

New strategy published to transform heating in Scotland’s buildings

Plans to ensure all buildings in Scotland are warmer, more efficient and reach zero emissions by 2045 have been launched for consultation. 

Published 8 February 2021

Scottish Budget: Funding outlined for homes and regeneration but affordable housing cut condemned

Funding announced by the Scottish Government falls short of delivering the required number of affordable homes needed in Scotland and won't effectively tackle fuel poverty, housing charities have warned following yesterday's Scottish Budget.

Published 29 January 2021

Plan for one million zero emission homes by 2030 is 'ambitious' but detail needed on delivery

Over a million homes in Scotland need to be upgraded to low carbon heating by 2030 to ensure the Scottish Government meets its statutory climate change targets, according to an updated plan published yesterday.

Published 17 December 2020

Call for action as one in four Scottish households in fuel poverty

The Scottish Government has been urged to double its funding after new figures revealed more than 600,000 homes in Scotland are in fuel poverty.

Published 2 December 2020

Existing Homes Alliance Scotland calls for energy efficiency to be at the heart of recovery with 2021 election manifesto

The next Scottish Government should invest at least £1.3 billion over the next Parliament in making Scotland’s homes highly energy-efficient and zero carbon emissions from heat, according to the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland.

Published 6 November 2020