Scottish Green Party

Greens make amendments to land reform bill in effort to boost housebuilding

The Scottish Greens have lodged amendments to the Scottish Government's Land Reform Bill which the party believes will toughen the legislation and help increase housebuilding.

Published 18 January 2016

Scottish Budget: £90m increase to affordable housing fund and tax on second homes

The Scottish Government has announced a year-year increase of £90 million to its affordable housing budget to help it achieve its target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes during the next parliament.

Published 17 December 2015

Greens call for empty homes to be used to aid homelessness

Patrick Harvie, MSP and co-convenor of the Scottish Greens, has called on the Scottish Government and local authorities to use all their powers to ease Scotland's housing and homelessness crises by putting empty properties back in use.

Published 2 December 2015

Plight of Lorne St tenants raised in Scottish Parliament

Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian region, has lodged a motion at the Scottish Parliament calling for financial support for the 200 tenants of Lorne Street in Leith who face being evicted from their homes by the charity that owns their flats.

Published 10 November 2015

New research highlights increasing affordability of improving Scotland’s coldest homes

Basic improvements to Scotland’s draughtiest private homes can be made for as little as £1,000 per property, new figures have revealed.

Published 6 November 2015

Ending fuel poverty will take 28 years at current pace, warn Greens

The Scottish Greens are urging ministers to dramatically increase investment in energy efficient housing to help the near-one million families unable to keep their homes warm.

Published 2 November 2015

Green Party calls for more government commitment to warm homes

The Scottish Green Party has described yesterday’s ministerial statement on Scotland’s greenhouse gas emission targets as a missed opportunity to show real commitment to energy efficient housing as part of efforts to tackle climate change and fuel poverty.

Published 28 October 2015

Scottish Greens to campaign for stronger rent control

The Scottish Green Party has agreed to campaign for a better deal for private tenants in Scotland.

Published 13 October 2015

MSP condemns ‘broken’ private rented sector as rents reach record levels

Fresh calls have been made for the Scottish Government to increase the availability of affordable homes after average rents in the private sector reached an all-time high.

Published 27 August 2015