Published: 29th Apr 2021

Homes for Good and the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership have launched a partnership to address the rising number of empty homes in the west of Scotland. Through the new programme, social enterprise letting agency Homes for Good (HfG) will invest in up to 30 privately-owned empty properties in the west of Scotland in the next two years. The organisation will refurbish and furnish these empty homes and let them out to tenants with low incomes or on benefits. According to Scottish Government figures published in December 2020, 47,333 properties in Scotland had been empty for 6 months or more, up 16% (6370) from the previous year.  Meanwhile tens of thousands of families across Scotland are on social housing waiting lists, with Shelter Scotland estimating that 70,000 children were on such lists as of September 2020. The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership believes that bringing more of these empty homes back in … (To read the full article, subscribe below)