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Dundee City

There are growing signs of affordable housing shortages in the Dundee City area.

  • In Dundee City there were 21,341 social rented sector homes in 2012-2013.
  • Right to Buy resulted in the loss of 1,884 affordable homes between 2002-2003 and 2013-2014.
  • There were 274 households living in temporary accommodation on 31st December 2014, including 80 children in 48 families.
  • There were 1,101 households assessed as homeless in 2013-14, a reduction from 1,163 in 2012-2013.
  • The number of households on the council waiting list was 5,779 in March 2014, but only 1,018 new lets were available in 2013-14. This means that it would take 6 years to clear the current waiting list.
  • The total number of households on the main council housing list, which includes the transfer list, was 7,744 in March 2014.
  • 55% of occupied properties in Dundee City currently fail the Scottish Housing Quality Standard.
  • 20% of households are in the private rented sector, compared to the Scottish average of 13%.

Dundee City needs more affordable homes.

Data sources

Operation of the Homeless Persons legislation in Scotland: 2013-14, June 2014, Scottish Government
Operation of the Homeless Persons legislation in Scotland: Quarterly Update: July - September 2014, published January 2015, Scottish Government
Housing Statistics for Scotland 2014: Key trends summary, August 2014, Scottish Government.
Annual Performance and Statistical Return: 2012-13, Scottish Housing Regulator.
Scottish House Condition Survey Local Authority Analysis 2011 - 2013, Scottish Government.
Scottish Household Survey Local Authority Analysis 2013, published February 2015, Scottish Government

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