The COVID crisis has created urgent needs for fast policy insights, such as rethinking urgent care for the homeless, the prevention of evictions and rent gouging and minimising the effects of reduced incomes on maintaining mortgage payments and home-ownership.


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In the recovery phase, issues will include making better economic cases for housing investment programmes and coping with supply constraints in the construction sector, and reshaping the longer-term context for developing more affordable, stable and productive housing systems.

Policy Scotland is linking networks of academics, practitioners and policymakers in Glasgow City Region with national Scottish and UK experts and policymakers, working closely with CaCHE. Via the Shaping Futures Network, we are also working with national and metropolitan scale networks of equivalent experts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Ireland.

Interested in participating? Please contact Duncan Maclennan.

This work is part of the Policy Scotland programme COVID-19: Urgently needed insights for public policy challenges

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