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51 - Why it is important to declare a housing emergency with Cllr Jane Meagher and Cllr Allan Casey The Scottish Housing News Podcast

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Almost a year since Scotland appointed its first dedicated housing minister, three councils have declared housing emergencies due to mounting pressures in their local housing systems and dozens of others could be set to follow.

Now housing bodies across Scotland are making a concerted effort to say that it's not just individual regions that are struggling but that the entire country is in the midst of an emergency.

But what is a housing emergency and why is a declaration important?

Joining Kieran Findlay and Jimmy Black to discuss their respective situations and whether they think the Scottish Government is taking any notice are Councillor Jane Meagher, the City of Edinburgh Council's housing convener, and Councillor Allan Casey, the city convener for workforce homelessness and addiction services at Glasgow City Council.



Jimmy Black has written a blog to accompany the episode here: https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/blacks-blog-my-thoughts-on-housing-emergencies



A transcription of this episode is available here:

https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/why-it-is-important-to-declare-a-housing-emergency-podcast-transcript



Further reading:


https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/council-declares-housing-emergency-in-argyll-and-bute


https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/partners-pledge-to-tackle-argyll-and-bute-housing-emergency


https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/edinburgh-confirms-housing-emergency-declaration


https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/housing-emergency-declared-in-glasgow


https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/fife-council-on-brink-of-housing-emergency-declaration-amid-record-homelessness


https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/edinburgh-agrees-action-plan-to-help-address-housing-emergency


https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/cih-scotland-to-declare-a-scottish-housing-emergency-at-national-conference



Kieran Findlay is the editor of Scottish Housing News. Jimmy Black is a former Dundee housing convener and housing justice campaigner.

Feedback on this episode and the podcast is welcome via our social media channels:

⁠https://twitter.com/ScotHousingNews⁠

⁠https://www.linkedin.com/company/28156734/⁠

⁠https://www.facebook.com/ScotHousingNews⁠

Read all our news and sign up for our free daily newsletter at ⁠https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/

Almost a year since Scotland appointed its first dedicated housing minister, three councils have declared housing emergencies due to mounting pressures in their local housing systems and dozens of others could be set to follow.

Now housing bodies across Scotland are making a concerted effort to say that it's not just individual regions that are struggling but that the entire country is in the midst of an emergency.

But what is a housing emergency and why is a declaration important?

Joining Kieran Findlay and Jimmy Black to discuss their respective situations and whether they think the Scottish Government is taking any notice are Councillor Jane Meagher, the City of Edinburgh Council's housing convener, and Councillor Allan Casey, the city convener for workforce homelessness and addiction services at Glasgow City Council.



Jimmy Black has written a blog to accompany the episode here: https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/blacks-blog-my-thoughts-on-housing-emergencies



A transcription of this episode is available here:

https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/why-it-is-important-to-declare-a-housing-emergency-podcast-transcript



Further reading:


https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/council-declares-housing-emergency-in-argyll-and-bute


https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/partners-pledge-to-tackle-argyll-and-bute-housing-emergency


https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/edinburgh-confirms-housing-emergency-declaration


https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/housing-emergency-declared-in-glasgow


https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/fife-council-on-brink-of-housing-emergency-declaration-amid-record-homelessness


https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/edinburgh-agrees-action-plan-to-help-address-housing-emergency


https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/articles/cih-scotland-to-declare-a-scottish-housing-emergency-at-national-conference



Kieran Findlay is the editor of Scottish Housing News. Jimmy Black is a former Dundee housing convener and housing justice campaigner.

Feedback on this episode and the podcast is welcome via our social media channels:

⁠https://twitter.com/ScotHousingNews⁠

⁠https://www.linkedin.com/company/28156734/⁠

⁠https://www.facebook.com/ScotHousingNews⁠

Read all our news and sign up for our free daily newsletter at ⁠https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/

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