Taking Stock: Housing to 2040

In August 2021, Holyrood ran an online event focused on Implementing Scotland’s Housing to 2040 strategy. Sessions looked at how we could meet the Scottish Government’s affordable housing target, reduce emissions within the sector, and priorities for the new Rented Sector Strategy.  

Since then, we’ve seen the publication of the Heat in Buildings Strategy and views sought on the Rented Sector Strategy consultation paper.  

One year on from the original event, we’ll brought stakeholders together to reflect on developments that have been made in these areas and consider what more needs to be done to ensure the Housing to 2040 Vision is achieved.  

Delegates had the opportunity to hear about: 

  • Progress and next steps towards meeting the target of 110,000 affordable homes by 2032, amid rising costs, labour shortages and competing investment priorities 
  • Work being carried out to reduce emissions from existing homes 
  • The latest on the Rented Sector Strategy and how it could lead to better outcomes for tenants 
  • Action being taken to prevent homelessness

We were delighted to include a closing keynote address from Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government at the Scottish Government. 

Further information  

Implementing Scotland’s Housing to 2040 strategy is available to also watch on-demand. To do so, please click here. 

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Cllr. Jane Meagher
City of Edinburgh Council
Brett Sadler
Brett Sadler
West Highland Housing Association
Heather McCluskey
Heather McCluskey
Centre for Homelessness Impact
Kirsteen Paterson
Kirsteen Paterson
Holyrood Magazine
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Elizabeth Leighton
The Existing Homes Alliance Scotland
Jennifer Kennedy
Homes for Scotland
Callum Chomczuk
Callum Chomczuk
CIH Scotland
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Elaine Ritchie
Perth and Kinross Council
Ilene Campbell
Ilene Campbell
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John Kerr
West Dunbartonshire Council
Shona Robison Headshot
Shona Robison MSP
The Scottish Government
John Blackwood
Scottish Association of Landlords
Ross Armstrong
Robbie Calvert
RTPI Scotland
Gordon MacRae
Shelter Scotland

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