Published: 9th Jun 2020

Three of Scotland’s leading housing and homelessness organisations have called on Holyrood to deliver 53,000 affordable homes over the next Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland, and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland have released a new report into housing need in Scotland between 2021–2026. The report finds that increasing affordable housing supply levels from the current target of 50,000 homes a year to 53,000 will help to address existing, as well as newly arising, need from 2021. While the study was carried out before the pandemic, the effects of the coronavirus crisis mean that a commitment from all political parties to the new target is vital in order to help rebuild Scotland’s economy, create jobs and reinvigorate its communities. The three organisations have also called on all political parties to commit to a capital investment programme of £3.4bn over five years, ensuring that … (To read the full article, subscribe below)