Edinburgh housing fund announced

EDINBURGH’S local authority has committed to spending £128m, to improve the energy efficiency of the homes it owns and to fund the building of new ‘affordable’ housing.

The pledge follows a meeting of The City of Edinburgh Council’s Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work committee.

Says a council announcement, here: “Under the plans, improvements will be carried out to more than 3,000 council homes – making them greener, safer, and more accessible for generations to come.

“The investment plan will also drive forward the council’s ambitious house building strategy, supporting the development, build and supply of even more sustainable and affordable new homes to address the city’s housing pressures and tackle the cost-of-living crisis.”

The announcement goes on to say: “The council aims to be one of the first local authorities in Scotland to pilot a ‘whole house retrofit’ approach to support the council’s net zero carbon commitment.”

The capital’s housing priorities can be found here: 2022/23 Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Capital Programme report.

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