Published: 28th Jan 2019

  The Scottish Government has announced it aims to spend £826m on affordable housing, as part of next year’s budget. Scottish ministers said the money will be available through the Affordable Housing Supply Programme in the 2019/20 budget and is a £70m increase on the current year. The latest official statistics show that, since 2007, more than 80,000 affordable homes have been delivered including 54,537 for social rent, 19,553 for affordable home ownership, and 6,014 for affordable rent. ‘At the heart of our ambition for a Fairer Scotland is that everyone has access to a safe, warm and affordable place to call home,’ said Scottish communities secretary, Aileen Campbell. ‘This increased budget forms part of the single biggest investment in, and delivery of, affordable housing since devolution with over £3 billion committed which will deliver good quality, secure and affordable home, which will in turn help create strong, sustainable communities. … (To read the full article, subscribe below)