Section: Affordable Housing

Significant increase announced in grant funding for affordable housing in Scotland

Posted 16.07.21
Scottish Government: Further reading

Council areas across Scotland are to share more than £3.2 billion in grant funding over five years to deliver more affordable homes.

Local authorities will benefit from an increase of more than £541 million on the previous five year allocation - an uplift of more than 20%.

Housing Secretary Shona Robison said:

"We have already delivered more than 102,000 affordable homes since 2007. Building on this, our aim is to deliver 100,000 affordable homes by 2032, with at least 70% of these for social rent.

"Meeting this ambition will require continued collaboration across the private and public sectors. I'm pleased to be increasing significantly the available affordable housing grant funding for council areas to help with this important work.

"The five-year allocations will provide the certainty and assurance the housing sector needs to deliver the ambitious affordable homes target set out in our Housing to 2040 strategy."

COSLA Resources spokesperson Councillor Gail Macgregor welcomed the increased funding commitment.

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