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David Hanson

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Living Rent Glasgow

PRESENTED ON APR 17, 2019
IN GLASGOW @ VOL 36

We are Living Rent, Scotland’s Tenants’ Union. We are a democratic organization run by and for tenants. We want homes for people, not for profit; to redress the power imbalance between landlords and tenants; and ensure that everyone has decent and affordable housing.

We believe in the collective power of tenants to come together to fight for their rights and use diverse tactics – including direct action when necessary – to achieve this. 

Whether you’re experiencing problems with your landlord, think rent is just too high, or want to find a way to solve the housing crisis, Living Rent, as Scotland’s most effective and exciting housing movement in decades, provides a radical alternative that puts tenants first. 

David Hanson explains.

livingrent.org/join / @Glasgow_LR

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YorSpace: Community Led Housing

BY JAMES NEWTON
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

James Newton talks about his passion for a different approach to housing... As cofounder of YorSpace he outlines the groups vision to create low cost, cooperatively owned, environmentally sustainable homes that create and sustain community.

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The Challenge of Attracting and Housing the new Workforce

BY ROBERT MONNAT
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 07, 2018

You need more than just a space to create a place. Robert Monnat shares how Milwaukee built the perfect place to both attract and keep top talent.

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TIF for housing development and the use of the one year extension for housing

BY JON CAMERON
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 07, 2018

Tax incentives drive housing development. Learn how from Jon Cameron.

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New Workforce Housing Opportunities with WHEDA

BY DEBY DEHN
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 07, 2018

Deby Dehn will help you better understand the many programs available through WHEDA that are providing housing for many who never thought they could afford a place to call their own.

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The Rise, Fall and Possible Future of Public Housing.

BY SARAH GLYNN
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Sarah Glynn is an architect, academic and activist and has just started working with Sustrans in Edinburgh. She has played a leading role organising tenants in anti-demolition campaigns in Dundee and her published writing on housing includes an edited volume for Pluto Press (of which she also wrote half) entitled ‘Where the other half lives: Lower income housing in a neoliberal world’. Sarah has taught courses on housing policy and written a housing policy paper for Commonweal.
sarahglynn.net

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Hawthorne Housing Co-operative

BY COLIN TURNBULL
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Colin Turnbull has been director at Hawthorn Housing Co-operative since August 2015. Before that he worked with West of Scotland Housing Association and various local authorities. He has worked in social housing his entire career. Colin lives in Ayrshire. He has four children and two grandchildren Hawthorn Housing Co-operative is a fully mutual co-operative in Possilpark, Glasgow with 316 houses and 48 under construction. 

hawthornhousing.org.uk / @HawthornHousing

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Clachan Co-Housing

BY JAMIE MACLEOD
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Jamie Macleod is part of Clachan Co-Housing, a group of people aiming to develop and build a co-housing community in Glasgow. 

He has worked in energy policy in third sector organisations and in Government and is excited to be involved in creating a secure, affordable place to live as part of a low impact community. 

facebook.com/clachan-co-housing

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Queens Cross Housing Association

BY NICK RONAN
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Originally from Newcastle on Tyne, Nick Ronan has worked in social housing for 32 years, initially in London and in Glasgow since 1994. He has delivered several social and affordable housing developments across Glasgow, particularly in the West End. These have included new build projects, conversions and rehabilitated tenements to provide social rented flats and houses, supported accommodation, mid- market rent and shared equity. Nick’s interest lies in overcoming the practical challenges involved in providing affordable and sustainable homes that people want to live in. 

qcha.org.uk / @QueensCrossHA

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Self Build in Glasgow

BY ANGELA DORAN
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Upon completing her first Self-build in 2002, Angela Doran became a committed advocate of self-provided housing models. She wholeheartedly believes that Custom and Self-build should be options available to all, regardless of wealth or social status. 

As well as completing further individual projects while running a small development company, she has worked for several years as a consultant to Self-build groups and local government. She specialises in building connections between communities and agencies, such as regeneration companies, planning departments, local authorities and housing professionals, ensuring that the needs of each are met equitably. Currently, Angela is leading Glasgow City Council’s pioneering Self-build project in Maryhill, while continuing to provide help and support to various groups across Scotland through her work as a director of Assemble Collective Self-build. She is also the Scottish Rep for NaCSBA.

assemble-csb.co.uk