Scottish Greens today (16 Feb) welcomed the launch of Shelter Scotland's Manifesto for Homes.

Maggie Chapman, Housing spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP candidate for the North-east, said:

"Warm, affordable homes for all has been a consistent priority from the Scottish Greens and the manifesto launched by Shelter is a welcome contribution to the debate. Successive Scottish Governments have not been bold enough on the need for new housing, and on the need to make existing housing stock affordable and easy to heat. By taxing derelict and vacant land we can raise hundreds of millions for housebuilding and by bringing in rent controls and tackling bad landlords we can improve the lives of many."

Maggie Chapman and Patrick Harvie MSP will be in Aberdeen tomorrow (17 Feb) highlighting the Scottish Greens' housing priorities.